CROPPING IMAGES FOR EFFECT – FILM
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.
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
- Enlarge your picture full frame, so your entire negative is shown.
- Move up the Enlarger head and crop your picture in other ways by moving the easel, choosing only some detail to show
- Repeat with other parts / sizes of your image
- Print / Submit AT LEAST 4 Different images (Full size plus 3 cropped images)
- Try to make each cropped image look NOTHING like the other crops – as if from a different photo
Good prints, mounted and labeled with questions answered.
DIGITAL OPTION: See Cropping in Photo 1
(Do with two images and use InDesign to crop the images)