HAL From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2611 posts, RR: 52
Reply 13, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 4335 times:
Following on the same idea, I recently had a photo rejected because of not being 'Centered'. My question is this; I've had previous photos rejected for this reason because I centered the fuselage, which resulted in cutting off part of the wingtips. In this photo, http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/r...jections/big/20080114_IMG_0185.JPG I cropped it so that the entire airplane is visible, yet I still got the 'Centered' rejection. Which way do they want it? The whole airplane including wingtips? Crop to remove the wingtips? Or does A.net only want 90 degree side-on views so the wings don't extend beyond the fuselage?
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That one was rejected for the vertical centering I'm sure. There's a relative emptiness felt in the bottom half of the photo. This is because you vertically centered the fuselage, ignoring the fact that the aircraft has a tailfin. The plane should be a bit lower, but not too much. Balance your subject in the frame - try to think in areas, masses, not distances.
Don't chop off wingtips in a shot like this. The horizontal centering is OK here, although I'd crop closer to the wingtip than to the nose because the wingtip has little visual impact. Throw your ruler out of the window.
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