11.3.08

Slim Photo(s)

Recently I've discovered the "slim photos" cropping. It's an old fashion of making pictures in a non standard ratio (e.g. not 2:3 or 3:2 hight:width).
I don't advise to crop in any ratio as I believe there are 3 eligible types of cropping:

  1. 2:3 - The standard.
  2. 1:1 (Square) - I didn't fully uncovered this type of cropping - when should it be used and what are the composition "rules" for it. So as for now I don't use it much.
  3. 3:1 - When you have a picture which the main subject is almost in the middle and nothing is interesting enough in the sides, you should consider to crop your picture some other way.

(I hate the 3:4 of most P&S cameras. It looks like a TV/computer screenshot)

Note that most of the composition rules (which I intend to start yapping about them in this blog) are still valid in this kind of cropping (like the rule of thirds).

Drop Of Water


Nikon D-70s
Sigma 150mm f/2.8
Nikon SB-800



2 comments:

roentarre אמר/ה...

Very beautiful water droplet in deed!

Yonathan Livny אמר/ה...

Hi Sefi.

I finally found your card and entered to see what it is all about...

Well, I was surprised.
I like your photos and your writing (yep. I read the whole thing). It sounds like you had a great trip to Tanzania.

See ya'
Yonathan