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Photography 101 – day fifteen {landscape & cropping}

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:

cropped & desaturated


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 😊


I am living my dream life in the country! I love photography, travelling, cooking, baking and I even try my hand at quilting.

2 thoughts on “Photography 101 – day fifteen {landscape & cropping}

  1. the second one has more a sense of immediacy, if that makes sense, the first being one taken from safety whereas the second creates the sense of the structures bearing down on the viewer more so.

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