Cropping is not a simple decision
When we take a picture we may well decide that although the capture is good, we will need to crop the shape of the picture later. Cropping, the act of cutting a picture shape for a specific purpose, is something all photographers wrestle with at some point. In fact it is quite an involved subject.
The image of the peppercorns in the site header was taken using a macro lens. As a result the picture was cropped wide and thin to cut out the bokeh on either side of the depth of field. However, as you can see from the placement of the picture it is also a strong element of the page design and so it had a specific crop to suit that situation too.
Our new entry into the photographic glossary today is a detailed article…
Definition: Crop; Cropping; Cropped;