Today’s Tip: Ready to do some basic image editing? Sift through your landscapes and find one that needs cropping. (You can look back to previous shots from the course, too.) Look for:
- Stray objects in the background, near the frame’s edges and corners.
- People around the perimeter that have “photo-bombed” your picture.
- A foreground or background that is too prominent or “heavy.”
- A composition that is too-centered, with your subject right in the middle, that might benefit from cropping along two sides (in other words, cropping to the “Rule of Thirds”).
Let’s start with this photo:
It is in pretty good shape, but I feel the silos are too centered…perhaps a little cropping would enhance the photo.
Here is the cropped version:
I used the “rule of thirds” here; the silo is now no longer smack dab in the middle of the shot. I have taken away some of the rather dark foreground. Also, as the cropping change is fairly subtle, I have desaturated the color so you can better tell it’s another version.
I’d love your opinion or your preference.
Thank you for visiting.
Until next time, Connie 😊