Old 11-20-2007, 08:57 PM   #1
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Hi everyone!

I'm new on this website, and I've recently been trying to add some pictures. This is one of the pictures that got rejected, reason being bad cropping. I don't really understand what's wrong with this picture, can you guys give me some advise on how to improve pictures like this in the future?

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Old 11-20-2007, 09:15 PM   #2
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I'm not a big fan of the vertical layout for this one, but if you want to go vertical, at least get the train away from the middle. Follow the "rule of thirds", in this case, I think, by cropping at the top (no need for this shot to be so tall and thin anyway) which will move the train up in relation to what is left.
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Try a different size setting: 640 px by 800 px is popular for vertical shots.
It will cut out a lot of your dead space. I think the bushes in the foreground are distracting.
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Try a different size setting: 640 px by 800 px is popular for vertical shots.
It will cut out a lot of your dead space. I think the bushes in the foreground are distracting.
Jim, here's the same advice, but better, I think. Jim's advice is to change the aspect ratio of the image by cropping top and bottom. Sure! But don't put a 640x800 onto RP if you can do the same thing with 720x900! I usually submit verticals that are 900 high, 800 is too small for my tastes.
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Jim, here's the same advice, but better, I think. Jim's advice is to change the aspect ratio of the image by cropping top and bottom. Sure! But don't put a 640x800 onto RP if you can do the same thing with 720x900! I usually submit verticals that are 900 high, 800 is too small for my tastes.
I lost my cheat sheet of dimensions, so that was the only ratio I could come up with.
Anyone else have preferred vertical dimensions?
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