2012年9月5日星期三

Crop Ordinary Photos into Special


It’s important for a photographer to spare no effort to study the professional skill and make progress. But knowledge is boundless. Neither the best professional can shoot a fabulous photo seamlessly according to the strict shooting guidance. Thus, when you find your photos are less desirable, you’d better apply some manual enhancement. Cropping, white balance, exposure are basic adjustments for photos. But never underestimate them. A little change may energize vigor to your ordinary photos. And nowadays, many photo editing software like ArcSoft PhotoStudio Darkroom can directly provide the most effective resolution.

Cropping images give you a second chance to frame your images and there are some ideas abstracted from the digital photograph school to help you make stunning images.



Things to consider when cropping

Duplicate your images first. It’s always good to keep an original that you can go back to later to find a different way to crop.

Take your time when cropping. There are almost unlimited ways to crop an image and it’s worth trying a few of them before settling on one.

If you change the shape of your image this could make printing more difficult, especially if you’re going to a photo lab which generally only print in standard shapes and sizes.

Cropping works best when you’re starting with a fairly large image. When you crop an image and then try to view it at the same size as it was before you cropped you’ll notice that the pixels are large. If you’re using small images keep this in mind or you’ll notice the quality of your images can decrease to an unusable level.

The ideal is to use cropping as a fine tuning of a well framed picture. With experience you’ll find your framing of images gets better and you’ll probably find yourself cropping drastically in post production less and less.