Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2003/10/21

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Subject: RE: [Leica] to crop or not to crop
From: "Saganich, Christopher/Medical Physics" <saganicc@MSKCC.ORG>
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2003 18:11:15 -0400

What sold me on cropping was a look at the contact sheet of a famous artist/photographer, see how she cropped the image she liked with a red grease pen in order to emphasize the particular emotion in the final print.  The difference was incredible.  I believe also that cropping on a contact sheet is easier then on larger prints.  On the computer I like to look at the thumbnails because the irrelevant information vs. the subject becomes more obvious.

Chris Saganich

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From: [] On Behalf Of Ted Grant
Sent: Tuesday, October 21, 2003 5:28 PM
Subject: Re: [Leica] to crop or not to crop

Phong said:
Subject: RE: [Leica] to crop or not to crop

> By the way, you got quick reaction !
> And I did try to crop, but could not improve the image.<<<<

He has great reaction to the action alright. :-)

But it can be improved by cropping some of the throw away space on the right
hand side! It's absolutely throw away space!  Crop cutting the car in half
and it increases the impact of the face and action. Everything is right
there in the face and swinging arm, so the other side of the street on the
right means nothing, so it goes.

Then you have right in your face facial effect with no opportunity for your
eyes to wander away from the imact! :-)

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