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Do you crop your shots? If...

no: real photogs don't crop
1 (0.5%)
no: save one step in postprocessing
0 (0%)
no: shooting for stock
0 (0%)
no: try to maximize resolution
4 (1.9%)
no: only minor cropping/rotation
14 (6.7%)
yes: always "shooting loose"
18 (8.7%)
yes: action requires safety margin
29 (13.9%)
yes: tracking for non-center framing
19 (9.1%)
yes: instead of (focus &) recompose
7 (3.4%)
yes: camera doesn't have 100% vf
4 (1.9%)
yes: exporting different aspect ratios
37 (17.8%)
yes: focal length limited
41 (19.7%)
yes: spray'n pray :-)
10 (4.8%)
yes: other (specify in thread)
24 (11.5%)

Total Members Voted: 101

Voting closed: October 12, 2014, 09:09:21 AM

Author Topic: POLL: Do you crop (and why)?  (Read 23957 times)


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Re: POLL: Do you crop (and why)?
« Reply #60 on: September 25, 2014, 10:29:52 PM »
I mostly crop for composition (not an option in the POLL I might add).  Occasionally because I want to rotate a tad - even if I was using a tripod.

I often compose a landscape shot and think in the field about how I'm going to crop it and then think about the 'best' composition to give be some room in case I change my mind or want to adjust the crop slightly.

I always crop to the aspect ratio I think suits the image.  I might tweak it a bit for printing, but won't force it too much.

For family/fun stuff - kids sports etc.. where I'm not likely to print more than 8x10 I frame loose and crop to make sure I get the shot without 1/2 arm missing or something.  20MP is more than enough for that.

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Re: POLL: Do you crop (and why)?
« Reply #60 on: September 25, 2014, 10:29:52 PM »