Edoca From Belgium, joined Mar 2005, 688 posts, RR: 9 Posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3000 times:
No big deal here, but I just had this one rejected for incorrect centering.
Now of course I can see that there is much more space between the bottom and the nose gear, than between the top and the tail. But visually, I would still think the main focus of the image is centered.
Even more, I don't think it will look better when centered. So is this "ah well, not in line with the rules so forget about it", or is there an argument here in contesting the "not centered" ruling...?
P.S. I'm not in for a "but what about other pics in the db" fight. Every picture is unique in that respect, IMHO.
Knighty From Australia, joined Dec 2004, 207 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2989 times:
I like the way the aircraft sits along the width of the frame but I'd definitely have it sitting lower in the frame so that the top of the tail and the nose are roughly the same distance from the edge of the frame.
Psych From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 3069 posts, RR: 57
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2945 times:
In answer to the question in your thread title, I do wonder whether there is actually a clear rule. I personally operate on the assumption that correct centering for the site is as above - i.e. same space above the top of the subject as below. However, you may have seen a long thread recently where different examples were given which 'break' this rule.
It seems there will be many, many examples that anyone could point to which don't conform to this 'rule' on the database. My assumption is that this rule holds true unless the motive somehow overrides this core guideline.
Now that gets us into very subjective territory........I think I'll leave it there .
I think I would go along with the screener here who, I presume, thought there was nothing to be gained for the motive by that amount of apron in the bottom half of the photo, below the main subject.