Cee’s Compose Yourself Challenge-Cropping

This challenge is perfect for me because I feel that I have learned a lot about the mechanics of my camera and choosing settings, but I am challenged by trying to figure out how to compose a photo effectively so that I am please with the final result.

I took this first photo of a kaleidoscope held up against my lens and backlit from a window and then cropped to fill the whole frame.

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Shot this puppy when practicing backlighting and cropped him down to a headshot.

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Captured this butterfly at The Cape of Good Hope and cropped for a closer view.

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I shot this copper music box for Jennifer Well’s Color Your World-Copper photo challenge and cropped it to remove some of the background clutter.

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I learned that one of the values of shooting raw is that I can go back through a history of my edits in Lightroom to see an original photo and compare it to the cropped version. I also recently learned about The Golden Ratio and tried to think about it as I was cropping.

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About Susan Gutterman

I am an amateur photographer and occasional blogger, living in northern California. I also enjoy reading, walking, traveling, volunteering and spending time with my family and my yellow lab, Gabby.
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3 Responses to Cee’s Compose Yourself Challenge-Cropping

  1. Cee Neuner says:

    Wonderful examples of cropping. You should be proud! 😀

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  2. tgeriatrix says:

    Your examples show how important cropping is.

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  3. Love these. Especially the cute doggie.

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