Cropping For Effect

I wanted to talk about cropping for effect in this short article.

As I was going through my Lightroom catalogue yesterday I cam across an image from sometime back. I thought what a nice photo if only it had been composed in a more dynamic way. Cropping for effect is a great way to alter an image to give more emphasis on what you want to say in a photograph. The original image shows the flower in the middle of the photo and your eye is not lead direct to the main part of the image. Using the crop tool you are able to more precisely smooth out unwanted clutter in the image and place elements exactly where you want them, namely the flower on the top right third of the photo, removing the unwanted rock on the right and foreground. Adding a dab of light in the top right of the image added a little more interest and indicated where the light on the rock maybe coming from. So next time you have an image that looks a little drab use the crop tool and play around with it and crop for effect.


About Mark Bulmer

Hi and glad you came across my site and me. I'm a passionate Landscape photograpaher from York, North Yorkshire, England. I started to seriously photograph landscape images in 2010 after giving up my lifelong passion for course fishing. It was quite a natural progression for me having spent most of my young and adult life chasing that red letter day of bagging up a net full of fish while spending a day in natural beautiful surroundings, been on the bank of a lake or river from dawn to dusk and witnessing some incredible sunrises and sunsets along the way. After a bitter divorce in 2010, my whole life changed and what once was changed. My passion for fishing had gone. My passion for the great outdoors though still remained and photography had always been my second hobby. I decided to mix the two together as a distraction from the past and over the last few years its changed my perception of life. I still end up seeing the sunrise and sunset I loved to witness on the bank, I still get to enjoy the great outdoors but it takes me further afield to explore new avenues, venture to new highs, see new places, share new visions and ultimately get that cracking shot. Its addictive fun and a pleasure to do. I hope you enjoy get something from what I share and I look forward to bringing more of my visions and techniques. Drop me a line any time. Mark
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