Eden Photographers Club Meeting - Tuesday, January 17th @ 7 pm EST (Topic: Cropping)

Starkiller87 Starkiller87
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Originally posted by Vaccinium
The final reason you may know you want to crop a photograph even before taking it is if you want to magnify it. The sad truth is that no matter how long a lens is (that is, how much magnification it will get) it will never be long enough. There ... More
Oh yeah the cropping in this one makes a world of a difference. It was so distracting before, and the cropped version is so focused and serene.
01/17/2012
Antipova Antipova
Quote:
Originally posted by Vaccinium
The final reason you may know you want to crop a photograph even before taking it is if you want to magnify it. The sad truth is that no matter how long a lens is (that is, how much magnification it will get) it will never be long enough. There ... More
Worked pretty well! Is that a tag on his/her beak, or a natural marking?

(so you should have zoomed farther so I could know without asking! )
01/17/2012
Curiouscat Curiouscat
Quote:
Originally posted by Vaccinium
The final reason you may know you want to crop a photograph even before taking it is if you want to magnify it. The sad truth is that no matter how long a lens is (that is, how much magnification it will get) it will never be long enough. There ... More
I'd have to really increase the dpi if I cropped out a small portion like that. I have a zoom lens, but its true its never enough zoom!
01/17/2012
Vaccinium Vaccinium
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Originally posted by Antipova
Worked pretty well! Is that a tag on his/her beak, or a natural marking?

(so you should have zoomed farther so I could know without asking! )
It's a natural marking. Birds are banded on their ankles.
01/17/2012
Vaccinium Vaccinium
I'll give y'all a few minutes to digest all that, and while I'm waiting, I'll give out our first EdenFantasys gift card of the evening.

I'm going to give everyone a minute or two to catch up before posting the trivia question
01/17/2012
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
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Originally posted by Vaccinium
I'll give y'all a few minutes to digest all that, and while I'm waiting, I'll give out our first EdenFantasys gift card of the evening.

I'm going to give everyone a minute or two to catch up before posting the trivia ... More
Roger that.
01/17/2012
Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by Vaccinium
It's a natural marking. Birds are banded on their ankles.
What a ridiculously bright yellow, then. It looked like a zip-tie (and I was gonna say beak marking doesn't seem like it's a very good idea unless the hawk happened to be at risk for diabetes or something).
01/17/2012
Vaccinium Vaccinium
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Originally posted by Curiouscat
I'd have to really increase the dpi if I cropped out a small portion like that. I have a zoom lens, but its true its never enough zoom!
It depends on the output. If you want a larger photo, then the dpi would need maximized, but if it is a small photo for a magazine or web page, you could probably get away with how it is.
01/17/2012
Jul!a Jul!a
Quote:
Originally posted by Vaccinium
I'll give y'all a few minutes to digest all that, and while I'm waiting, I'll give out our first EdenFantasys gift card of the evening.

I'm going to give everyone a minute or two to catch up before posting the trivia ... More
I am ready!
01/17/2012
Vaccinium Vaccinium
OK, the first person to answer this question correctly will win a $25 EdenFantasys gift card.

Cornell University did a study a few years ago detailing the most photographed places on Earth. The number one place was a landmark in New York City. What is its name?
01/17/2012
Curiouscat Curiouscat
Statue of liberty?
01/17/2012
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
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Originally posted by Vaccinium
OK, the first person to answer this question correctly will win a $25 EdenFantasys gift card.

Cornell University did a study a few years ago detailing the most photographed places on Earth. The number one place was a landmark in New York ... More
Empire state building
01/17/2012
Curiouscat Curiouscat
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Originally posted by Starkiller87
Empire state building
Ooo I was going to say that to! haha
01/17/2012
Antipova Antipova
I'll try the Brooklyn Bridge for variety.
01/17/2012
Vaccinium Vaccinium
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Originally posted by Starkiller87
Empire state building
Congratulations Starkiller87! Yes, it is the Empire State Building!

In all honesty, had I guessed, it would have been the same guess as Curiouscat. I guess Americans might photograph the Statue of Liberty for frequently, but after "King Kong", "Sleepless in Seattle" , and others, I suspect the Empire State Building is more well known around the world.
01/17/2012
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
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Originally posted by Vaccinium
Congratulations Starkiller87! Yes, it is the Empire State Building!

In all honesty, had I guessed, it would have been the same guess as Curiouscat. I guess Americans might photograph the Statue of Liberty for frequently, but after ... More
I remember reading the article on that like spring of last year and being surprised. So it stood out in my head. Thanks
01/17/2012
Antipova Antipova
Quote:
Originally posted by Vaccinium
Congratulations Starkiller87! Yes, it is the Empire State Building!

In all honesty, had I guessed, it would have been the same guess as Curiouscat. I guess Americans might photograph the Statue of Liberty for frequently, but after ... More
That would be a really interesting study to read. Do you have the link (or author?)
01/17/2012
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
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Originally posted by Antipova
That would be a really interesting study to read. Do you have the link (or author?)
Here I just googled.

link
01/17/2012
Jul!a Jul!a
Quote:
Originally posted by Vaccinium
Congratulations Starkiller87! Yes, it is the Empire State Building!

In all honesty, had I guessed, it would have been the same guess as Curiouscat. I guess Americans might photograph the Statue of Liberty for frequently, but after ... More
That's really interesting! I would have guessed Statue of Liberty as well.
01/17/2012
Curiouscat Curiouscat
Ah good one! I was kinda thinking the twin towers- a lot of people have been taking pictures of the site memorial but I guess thats not a landmark.
01/17/2012
Vaccinium Vaccinium
Geez, between the beer, the fact that I have four programs running and 12 tabs open at the same time is making things a challenge for me.
01/17/2012
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
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Originally posted by Jul!a
That's really interesting! I would have guessed Statue of Liberty as well.
Thats what I thought but then if you think about the fact you have to get on a ferry to go see the statue and the esb you can just catch a cab I guess it would make a world of a difference to some.
01/17/2012
Vaccinium Vaccinium
The other type of cropping is rescue cropping. This comes in two forms. First, sometimes, no matter how careful you are, you'll miss some distracting object poking in from the side. Maybe you photographed a flower and a stick is poking in at the edge of the frame. The flower looks great, but the stick is distracting as all heck. A minor crop can frequently remove the distracting element without doing damage to the overall photo. Had I not known, for example, that the handrail in the canyon photo I showed earlier was there before I took the picture, cropping it out would have been an example of this type of rescue cropping.

Rescue cropping can occasionally rescue an entire photo that just didn't work out. Maybe you took a landscape shot that you thought would be wonderful because it incorporated several subjects you really liked, but it simply didn't quite work for whatever reason. Don't give up on that photo, though. Even though what you had in your mind's eye didn't work out well when you looked at the photo later, you might still be able to recompose the photo and make it a photo of which you can be proud.



In this set of photos, the top one was the one I actually took. I was going for a whole ptarmigan-in-its-ecosy stem vibe, but it just fell flat because the ptarmigan totally blended in to the snow (that's the whole point, I realize). However, rather than just dumping the photo, I cropped out most everything except the ptarmigan, and ended up with a quality photo of a ptarmigan walking through the snow.
01/17/2012
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
Quote:
Originally posted by Vaccinium
The other type of cropping is rescue cropping. This comes in two forms. First, sometimes, no matter how careful you are, you'll miss some distracting object poking in from the side. Maybe you photographed a flower and a stick is poking in at ... More
I kind of like the uncropped version. Its like wheres waldo
01/17/2012
Antipova Antipova
Quote:
Originally posted by Vaccinium
The other type of cropping is rescue cropping. This comes in two forms. First, sometimes, no matter how careful you are, you'll miss some distracting object poking in from the side. Maybe you photographed a flower and a stick is poking in at ... More
Darn animals and their camouflage abilities. Why aren't ptarmigans day-glo orange?

Beautiful photos, though! I wish I could see its feet... but I guess google can solve that too.
01/17/2012
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by Starkiller87
Thats what I thought but then if you think about the fact you have to get on a ferry to go see the statue and the esb you can just catch a cab I guess it would make a world of a difference to some.
Very touche. I never really put much thought into it, although I don't know that much about New York landmarks. I know I drove through Queens and the Bronx on my way to Philly a year and a half ago, but that's about it.
01/17/2012
Vaccinium Vaccinium
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Originally posted by Starkiller87
I kind of like the uncropped version. Its like wheres waldo
I can see that. Honestly, I was more disappointed in the fact that I didn't take the shot at a better angle to get the "ecosystem" part of it more prominent. There's just too much snow, not enough subalpine parkland.
01/17/2012
Curiouscat Curiouscat
Cute bird! I like it cropped you can see the details better. Like feathers and his foot prints in the snow
01/17/2012
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
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Originally posted by Vaccinium
I can see that. Honestly, I was more disappointed in the fact that I didn't take the shot at a better angle to get the "ecosystem" part of it more prominent. There's just too much snow, not enough subalpine parkland.
You visit pretty areas to take photos of. I need to go on more photo day trips like I used to.
01/17/2012
Vaccinium Vaccinium
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Originally posted by Curiouscat
Cute bird! I like it cropped you can see the details better. Like feathers and his foot prints in the snow
The footprints really make the photo for me. It provides a nice line to follow, provides perspective, and fills a portion of the screen that would otherwise be dead space.
01/17/2012
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