#5 of the Judging a Photograph Series Last week I spoke out against using super telephoto lenses on a safari. That’s because things are rarely that far away and if you zoom so far in that you crop out the surroundings, then you might as well have gone to a zoo. This week I’m looking at the other sort of cropping; the one you do when you edit your photo on a computer. In a great image there is a point to every area and a reason the author wants each area to look the way it does. There may be the main subject to which the eye is drawn, there may be fluffy clouds in the sky, there may be a texture to the foreground. What you don’t want…

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