CROPPING IMAGES FOR EFFECT (Digital)
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.
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?
images are well composed, crops not distorted and ‘normal’ photo shape
Try to make each cropped image look NOTHING like the other crops – as if from a different photo