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Before & After by John McWade

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Chapter . Cropping basics: How to crop photos for function and meaning.

Cropping isn’t simply a technique for making a photo fit into a specific hole on the page. It’s actually a very creative tool that can make a good photo better and a lousy or uninspirational photo markedly better.

Look at every photo you use with these questions in mind: “How can I make this shot function more effectively?” and “What can I do to make this photo more meaningful?” Then use cropping to discover the answers.

Zoom Crop to tell a story

Zoom Crop to tell a story
Zoom Crop to tell a story

Different distances tell different ...

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