“When you are unemployed, weekends are seven days long.”
– Mokokoma Mokhonoana
I know the feeling!
I’m getting there too.
Hi Kent, this looks like it was shot with a zoom lens or heavily cropped… It’s a good capture but you’ll find that actually getting closer to people will make your image more interesting. “Legs is the best zoom that you need” someone once said 🙂 greetings. Yuri
Thanks for your interest in the photo. It was shot with a 35mm lens at f/10, 1/1000 sec., ISO 1600. Very minimal cropping was used to remove some distractions on the bottom and right side of the frame. I’m well aware of the generally accepted principle of getting close to your subject and do so when the situation makes it possible.
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I would be interested in learning why cropping is so often said to be ‘bad.’
The belief that cropping is bad is just one of many arbitrary rules that some believe must be followed when engaging in any genre of photography. In my humble opinion, it is the finished image that is important, not a prescribed set of rules that must be followed in capturing it. Thanks for stopping by and for your comments.
I agree. Long shots have a tendency to compress space and closeups can distort foreground objects (flatten one’s nose, e.g.). It shouldn’t be an arbitrary rule but an individual decision. My background was originally wildlife photos and cropping is often necessary.
I was a sports photographer for several years which often required the use of my 400mm lens. One of the old adages often quoted by sports shooters is, “Shoot tight, crop tighter.”
I would click the ‘like’ button, but can’t seem to find it. 😦
You know, I never thought about it, but I guess there is no “Like” button on my web page for an individual photograph. The only way to like one is to click on the star under the image when it’s viewed in the WordPress Reader.
if you wish to enable the like button for individual posts, you can do so under Settings – Sharing.
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