Thread: Cropping help
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Old 03-10-2009, 01:42 AM   #15
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To get serious for a moment, John shoots with a camera that has a 3:2 ratio, but what about someone shooting with a Hasselblaad? Their images are square. How about the 4:3 range of digital cameras? Last I knew, my eyes were more or less round. Restricting your image to only what you can compose in your viewfinder is imposing an artificial constraint on your composition. The world around you is whatever ratio you want it to be.

That said, there are compositional conventions that help to make for a pleasing image, and square is a rather static shape. At least RP has gotten away from restricting our images to the 4:3 ratio of older monitors.

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