Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/07/19

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Fresh Meat
From: lea <>
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2001 10:26:29 -0500
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I don't typically crop when I print (except what doesn't fit in the easel on
35mm). I like the challenge of framing it when I shoot. Don't always get it
right but it is always something I'm aware of when I work.


Dave Hillman wrote:

> Hi,
> A couple of weeks ago, I bought a used Leica M, made a WEB site for
> photography, bought a scanner, did some tests. started a paw - only one
> image
> for now but have material for past 4 weeks, have been printing some 8 x
> 10s
> on an inkjet printer, bought another book on PhotoShop, made a portfolio
> of
> old images from Thai-Cambodia border, joined LUG, and have been spending
> hours digging through boxes in the garage and classifying slides and
> negatives going back to high school in the 50's.
> With that for an introduction, my question has to do with cropping. The
> guy
> at Keeble & Shuchat who sold me the Leica showed me some nice BW prints
> from
> his trip to Cuba - all of which are full frame.  I've hardly ever
> printed
> pictures full frame. 8 x 10 speed easels didn't seem to match 35x24 mm
> or 2
> 1/4 square negatives years ago. But then I've almost never cropped any
> slides. (Let's see.  Make a 'L' with thumb and forefinger and hold in
> front
> of the projector to get rid of that annoyance on the lower left of this
> next
> picture...).
> Habitually, do you crop images when printing them?
> Dave Hillman

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Lea Murphy
Whiny Dog Press

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