DR Cropping

CROPPING IMAGES FOR EFFECT – FILM

Instructions
INTRODUCTION:

If we all took perfect pictures, there would be no need for a course like this.
As this is not the case we can always improve our images by selectively cropping images.
In this assignment I want you to practice your ‘cropping’ vision.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

CHOOSE A PHOTO YOU HAVE TAKEN
Make sure your photo has a number of objects, persons or subjects in it.
FIGURE OUT WHAT PARTS TO CROP – All crops should be the same 5×7 size

ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS:

• What parts can you crop out separately? (There should be a reason for each crop)
• How do the different ways of cropping change the mood or feeling of the picture?

CROPPING WITH THE ENLARGER

a. Enlarge your picture full frame, so your entire negative is shown.
b. Move up the Enlarger head and crop your picture in other ways by moving the easel, choosing only some detail to show
c. Repeat with other parts / sizes of your image
Print / Submit AT LEAST 4 Different images (Full size plus 3 cropped images)

SUBMIT:

your images, plus answers to Questions 1 & 2. – Remember your Name & Block!

KEY CRITERIA:

Good prints, mounted and labeled

CHALLENGE:

Try to make each cropped image look NOTHING like the other crops – as if from a different photo

DIGITAL OPTION: See assignment 13 in Photo 1

(Do with two images and use InDesign to crop the images)

Gallery of Samples