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Old Jul 28 2009, 04:26 PM   #4
Farclas
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Join Date: Jul 2005
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Default Re: Street candids in Edinburgh

As with the other two images, the crop of Silverman was aimed to show the quality available in modern digital even if you crop to a ridiculously tight degree, using just a tiny part of the original. I used the portion in the red box:



Here's how I would normally have cropped, with just enough hand and strap to suggest a story:



Both Silverman and Phoneman were shot at 6 metres (20ft) at a relatively wide aperture of ƒ3.5 which blurs the background, making the subject 'pop' out of the frame. The ballon girl was shot at 25 metres (80 ft) which means more of the foreground and background are in focus. More distracting, huh?
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