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Later you might want to check out a couple of other Blogger's entries done by Truel and Karma. Don't look at theirs before mine, it's too depressing.
When I was young, my dad took taught me how to "see" and compose photographs using an old Zenit SLR. Long before the time of digital images, when all photos were printed, he taught me to throw out the bad ones. He told me that if you got two or three good shots off a roll of 36 you were doing well. Now we get to delete photos right on the camera or on the computer and "iffy" shots can be changed by cropping or changing the brightness. I am sure with fancier programmes, much more is possible. These changes greatly increase our chances of producing good photographs.
I understand what Scott is saying about the "rule of thirds". Just not sure if I grasp it well enough to correctly apply it. I crop images just by "feel" and am not always sure why I'm doing what I'm doing.
I chose three images and cropped them to try to make them better. You know you need help when you prefer the "before" shot.
Comments, suggestions, feedback, gratefully accepted.
I darkened the "after" and vaguely see it as being in three sections. But now I look at them, I think I may prefer the "before". Oh, oh.
I do like the above shot. It seems a bit off-kilter, I wonder if more of the right side should be cropped off. Let's give it a shot ...
Damn. I'm still not sure. Once cropped, the circle part got bigger, and I'm not sure if I like that. What do you think ?
Sorry I cropped #3. Don't think I like it as much now.