Sunday, April 6, 2008

The Art of Cropping

One of the vendors at the Antique Spectacular Show had an interesting selection of mannequins. I managed to get an overall photograph of them, but I missed getting close-up shots - mainly because the vendor glared at me with big question marks on his face. In a photographic situation like this I rely on Photoshop (or any editing software). Cropping is a great way to focus on details and get several great photographs out of one. Check out the example below:

Original Photograph

Additional photographs created from cropping


I'm particularly fond of the last one - love the stranded arm. Obviously cropping is nothing new, but keep it in mind the next time you are in a photographic bind, feeling experimental, or want to create an interesting photograph series.

Got a photography tip? Would love to hear - I'm continuously trying to learn!

7 comments:

shelley said...

Cropping always works! I take my little Kodak Camera with me everywhere and also get strange looks.

Inga said...

these are done so well! i likey! thanks for sharing...

Diana said...

Thanks - it's amazing to see what sort of images you can get!

suzanne said...

Ahhh....these images are great!!!! Did you happen to notice what the going price for a mannequin is? Just curious...

Diana said...

Suzanne - thanks! I have no idea on the mannequin prices. I just took the picture and ran!

Jules said...

I love the photoshop tips...I've been using it for some time but I haven't tried actually zooming in on certain parts of a photo for different views. And I love the strange collection of mannequins!

eRiCa said...

found your blog via made by girl and love it! This post is wonderful and made me smile...I adore cropping a single picture into mutiple ones...wonderful!

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