P38Ace
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Photo Cropping

Mon Jan 11, 2010 6:39 am

Since tryingto get pictureson this site I have learned a great deal. My question is at what point is it exceptable to cut things out of the picture. Wings and other things.. If I may I am going to use examples. Now I am just trying to understand. I have always been trying to get the whole A/c in the picture.

http://www.airliners.net/photo/KLM--...McDonnell-Douglas-MD-11/1638074/L/

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Untit...e)/Dassault-Falcon-2000/0502802/M/

Now these are both awsome pictures but my question is when is it exceptableto crop out part of the Ac

Thanks so much
Jason
 
viv
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Photo Cropping

Mon Jan 11, 2010 6:55 am

The issue of what is acceptable in a cropped shot (whether of an aircraft or anything else) is really a matter of aesthetics - there is no magic formula.

However, a crop should look intentional, i.e. the final shot should not include small bits of wing or tail, engine, etc. It should also be balanced and harmonious, which is where aesthetics come in. A crop is always done for a reason.

If you look carefully at the example shots in your post, you will see what I mean.

[Edited 2010-01-10 23:00:51]
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P38Ace
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Photo Cropping

Mon Jan 11, 2010 7:12 am

Yes I see what you mean... like its supposed to be like that. Thanks
 
JakTrax
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Photo Cropping

Mon Jan 11, 2010 3:39 pm

Cropping leading to a motive is very similar to distance in a way. They both need to have some sort of reason to look the way they do - and it needs to be a very apparent and intentional reason.

Karl
 
hrtsfldhomeboy
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Photo Cropping

Mon Jan 11, 2010 4:33 pm

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/b...img_0159_january_9_2009_n838mh.jpg

In the queue, waiting to be rejected for motive.. and a bunch of other things?
 
JakTrax
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Photo Cropping

Mon Jan 11, 2010 4:46 pm



Quoting HrtsfldHomeboy (Reply 4):
In the queue, waiting to be rejected for motive

I think this will be a very tricky one - it works and yet it doesn't! Looking at it generally I like it but then moving in to the finer details it seems an unusual crop (which may be its saving grace?).

But then again how do you crop this one? Include the whole of the right main gear? In my opinion it'd ruin the crop and show too much fuselage. Crop so that half the reg. isn't missing? Dunno - tough one.....

Think it's gonna be one the screeners will either love of hate. Unfortunately I can see them leaning toward the latter.

Karl
 
viv
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Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:53 pm



Quoting HrtsfldHomeboy (Reply 4):
waiting to be rejected for motive

Yes, I think so. I see no reason justifying this crop.
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spencer
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RE: Photo Cropping

Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:24 pm



Quoting HrtsfldHomeboy (Reply 4):
In the queue

FWIW, I actually like that shot!

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ruudb
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RE: Photo Cropping

Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:03 pm

Just want to react on the first picture in this topic, as it is taken by me.
I am not really fond of side-on pictures or pictures with a lot of sky, that's why most of my pictures have more aircraft than air. It is the reason why I take pictures like this, I know a lot of people like to see the complete wing or fuselage, but it is just a matter of taste I think.
Although, I think not every cropped picture looks right, there are limits, like just cutting of a tail or so. There always need to be balance in a crop.

Ruud.
 
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helmat
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RE: Photo Cropping

Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:10 pm



Quoting HrtsfldHomeboy (Reply 4):

Looks great in my opinion!

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