Cropping

CROPPING IMAGES FOR EFFECT (Digital)

Instructions
INTRODUCTION:

Not every photo you take is perfect, and many photos could tell more than one story. In this assignment I want you to take some photos that could tell three different stories and practice your ‘cropping’ vision.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

Take TWO PHOTOS that have at least 3 different subjects / objects in them
 These could be photos you have taken previously, but they MUST be your own
 Include where you took the photos in your assignment
Decide which parts you will crop – All crops should be the same 4×6 ratio (four to a page)

ON THE COMPUTER:

• Open an InDesign document with 2 pages (start with page 2)
• Place each of the two photos on their own page – about 4×6 inches
• Hold down the ‘ALT’ key and dag the image to make three extra copies copy of each image
• Click on the circle in the middle of the picture and then resize and move the images within 3 of the boxes you made
• Make sure you do not distort the images (hold down your ‘shift’ to lock the aspect ratio)
• Answer these two questions and place in a textbox next to your 3 crops
1. Where and when did you take the photo?
2. What parts can you crop out separately? (There should be a reason for each crop)
3. How do the different ways of cropping change the mood or feeling of the picture?

KEY CRITERIA:

images are well composed, crops not distorted and ‘normal’ photo shape

CHALLENGE:

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

How to Video

Gallery of Samples