#13 in the Judging a Photograph Series . When you edit a photo the option will appear to add a vignette (pronounced “vin-yet”). It will darken the edges of the photo, like a thin black cloud. A true vignette is caused by zooming out and shooting a wide-angle photo. Remember, camera lenses are circular. You may think that all photos are rectangular but in fact they all begin as circles. When the edges of the circle are visible in the corners of your rectangular photo, that is a vignette. Adding a Vignette Artificial vignettes are a useful effect. When you are editing a photo, try it out. Generally, it is a matter of your own taste. A vignette can work to draw the eye to the centre of the…

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