Photopilot From Cuba, joined Jul 2002, 2439 posts, RR: 20 Reply 8, posted (5 years 4 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2200 times:
Quoting Fly747 (Reply 4): No, something like this would make more sense.
You could have zoomed in more, or now that it's too late, you can crop it like so.
You know, I'm sorry but that's just a plain ugly crop of that image. The CG of the aircraft and the center of mass visually is far to the right and photographically it makes the entire frame look unbalanced.
Personally I find this a much more estetically pleasing image in terms of crop. It's pleasing to the eye, balanced and the aircraft has room to breathe in the frame. Not that damn squished look that has become so prevalent here.
Just as a note. I'm FAR MORE LIKELY to open and view the second image, rather than the first for the reasons stated.
Photopilot From Cuba, joined Jul 2002, 2439 posts, RR: 20 Reply 12, posted (5 years 4 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2055 times:
Quoting Ghost77 (Reply 10): Most likely if any mag its eager to publish your picture, they will go for the 1st rather than the 2nd one.
Actually not. As a former newspaper and magazine photo editor and photographer, my choice has always been for good composition vs the make-it-fit approach to photo selection. One crops for visual impact, not space requirements. However of the photos presented in this thread, and if I was illustrating a story on the A380, I'd go in order of 1) the image in reply #3, then 2) my selected crop, and in last place, the A.net crop.
While A.net does have it's "standards" and rejection reasons, I'll never stop hoping that good photographic composition doesn't fall by the wayside to those standards.
Ok i do see your point, and totally true a double page article print must have a nice image with bigger space around, it all depends on final usage, i too have worked for 2 years in MEX's local newspaper and I totally see your point, but there has to be some standardization and some rules to follow here. If you change your mind and decide to correct your pictures, your photos are always welcome to be re-uploaded!
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