Old 03-18-2015, 07:00 PM   #1
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Old 03-18-2015, 07:57 PM   #2
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You don't have an exif data attached to some of your images that I looked at, so I don't know what you're shooting with. Just wondering why you went beyond a 3:2 ratio for this image and if your camera shoots in that ratio or you're cropping away from it. 3:2 is the standard ratio crop for landscape format images and IMO works much better with this scene.

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Jim is right but explains it poorly. Or not to my satisfaction, which is not the same thing in some or many cases.

More generally, it isn't so much the 3:2 ratio but how you use the space in the frame. Your original is bottom heavy - all the action is in the middle and bottom half. In such a situation you want to crop up top - which in this case also gets you to a 3:2 ratio. The key is to fill the frame in a pleasing way.

I could state this in terms of a rules of thirds issue, but in this case, with a clear primary and secondary element, I think it is better to think of it in terms of the general framing.
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I just wanted to get to know what camera he was using and whether or not the original photos were 3:2 and if he was unnecessarily cropping them away from that ratio.

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