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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas Bertilsson View Post
    I never tell anyone whether I crop or not.

    If you don't know, do you wonder whether it's been cropped or not?
    i always wonder ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by erikg View Post
    And that would be a bad thing?
    Huh? I don't understand what you're asking.

    Accidentally tilting the camera when you don't mean to might or might not be a bad thing depending on the photo but sometimes it can be. The grid is certainly not a bad thing because it's useful for avoiding that when it matters to me and easily ignored when it doesn't.

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    Tilting the camera. Not tilting the camera, keeping horizons straight, just some other "rules" that can be helpful or a hindrance and can get some people worked up.
    A grid can be handy, no doubt. Use one sometimes my self.

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    Yeah, I'm ok with tilting it when I mean to tilt it. I'm ok with it ending up tilted when it doesn't matter. I just don't want to accidentally tilt it when I didn't mean to and don't want it tilted!

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    Most of my experience is in digital, however composition is composition whether it's digital or analogue. I always use primes, I work for my shot and I always, even with lighting, try and get things right in camera. I find it makes life easier in post. However, like many people have said, if cropping makes the final image stronger, I say crop, crop, crop away! I do think there is something to learn though, from cropping. I think by cropping, it can help you hone your 'seeing' skills when composing your shot.
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    I try to maximize the negative, but sometimes I just dont have the right lens.

    Also, why does it matter. Either you crop when you press the trigger or you crop after, it still will just be a slice of the scene that you saw with your eyes.

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    I will 99% of the time shoot for the final crop. I will not crop in the darkroom. There are only two instances that I will crop. I will crop when i'm shooting wildlife and don't have a long enough lens. Or I dont feel like being wastefull and cutting a sheet of paper to a square. (I shoot 6x6 for everything now)

    I have never cropped a 4x5 neg and I also grind my holders to show the edges of the frame on all my holders.

    I have nothing against people the crop but photography is a hobby for me and I like to work within restrictions. Restrictions like cropping in camera. Using only one lens. Adapting one camera for everything. Using wire frame sports finders. Using one film.

    I like the adventure of it.
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    Although I crop, (and use multiple lenses etc) I understand your point cjbecker. Restrictions will focus your attention on the subject matter and how best to capture it, one of the reasons I shoot film with a manual camera. It is an adventure.



 

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