What do you do when you think the photos don't fit your heart? Most of us use clipping to re-compose our photos to make them more eye-catching, and also to make them more interesting and focused. Here are six tips for tailoring your photos.
1. Tailoring in traditional proportions
When cutting photos, did you find that after cutting, they all look strange? Most of the time, it's because you don't tailor it proportionally. The traditional 135mm full-frame camera uses 3:2 ratio, and now most SLR cameras use 3:2 ratio, because 3:2 is the size ratio of the film of the camera, and also the size ratio of the current photosensitive elements. In the digital age, the size ratio of the photosensitive components of portable digital cameras is 4:3. When LCD screens came into being, 16:9 ratio photos gradually developed. Many camera manufacturers built this ratio into cameras. The advantage is that there will be no black edge when viewing photos on LCD screens.
In addition to the rectangular ratio, there are 1:1 pictures of the square. The most classic 1:1 photo is Polaroid photo, which is believed to be the childhood memories of many readers. Many art photographers like to use 1:1 composition.
Generally speaking, the above photo proportions are all traditional photo proportions. We do not recommend that readers tailor the photos casually, because the most comfortable and desirable percentages are those proportions. No strange proportion will make the photos more special, but will make the photos weird.
2. It's important to keep new files.
Cutting digital photos is to get rid of unnecessary things, and digital cutting photos have a chance to come back, most of the software has the option of restoring, so as to avoid users accidentally modifying errors. But the opportunity is yours. If you save the cut photos, no one can save you. The so-called original file is the most precious, save the most practical. We recommend that the reader save a new file after clipping the photos. The most important thing is to save the original file. Even if they do not like the original clipping later, they can still use the original file to clip again in the future. Plus, after clipping, the pixels must be lost. In case you find that they can't be used in some cases, you won't even have the chance to repent.
Often we open an extra folder to display processed photos.
3 by-pass straightening level
Just as housewives build a green onion when they buy vegetables in the street, when cutting photos, we pull them back on track. Most of the time, we only pay attention to the subject, ignoring the level of the photograph. When adjusting the level in the later stage, some edges will be sacrificed. We would recommend that the reader adjust the level of the photo before making the tailoring, because this will no longer cause more loss of edges.
4. Learn to Re-compose
When we take pictures, we have our own way of composition; when we tailor our pictures, we can give you a chance to reconstruct them. As long as it is tailored in proportion, the original subject can be more prominent, and even the subject can be transferred. Now there are many software tailoring functions, such as Photoshop, which are attached with the well-typed composition, so that users can reconstruct according to the well-typed composition method, which is very convenient.
_Re-composing pictures with the method of Jingzi composition
5 Reserved space before cutting
If the camera finds that the focal length of the lens on hand is not far enough, or that only the fixed focus lens can not be approached, then we have to shoot first and then cut. We should reserve enough space on the top and bottom of the subject for tailoring and re-composition. The more space reserved, the more flexible the tailoring will be; however, it should be noted that the problem of pixels, if the main body is too far, or the more space reserved, the fewer pixels will be cut out; the fewer pixels, the more difficult it is to enlarge and print the photos, the fewer areas will be used. So we have to balance flexibility and pixels when shooting, or take multiple pictures with different focal lengths for easy tailoring.
It doesn't matter if the focal length of the lens is not far enough.
6 Skillfully Use Cutting to Avoid Problems
Sometimes when shooting with ultra wide-angle lens or with a large aperture, there will be four-corner loss of light. Skillfully trimming the edges can effectively correct the loss of light, so that the photographer can enjoy the super shallow depth of field brought by the large aperture, and have the average light photograph at the same time. In addition, sometimes when there are extra people or objects in the mirror, the cutting can take them away from the picture, so that the picture has a cleaner picture, the look will be better.
When shooting with wide-angle focal length, we often encounter the problem of losing light at four corners.
After tailoring: through tailoring, the problem of losing light can be avoided.