May 23, 2013
The most common print sizes involve some form of cropping which will take away from the original photo size that is viewed in your gallery. Most digital photographers all shoot in the same original format so this cropping applies to the majority. Basically, different cameras capture images in a variety of different sizes/ratios (especially in the film world). This “range” of ratio’s has created different common size prints ~ everything being created as common prior to the introduction to digital technology. Most digital cameras capture images in the same ratio as 35mm film but even 35mm film is relatively new compared to photography as a whole. So here we are today – with cropping. Love it or hate it – it’s just one of those things. Below is a quick and simple example of common photo cropping that occurs during the printing process. I purposely cropped 100% from the top of image so you could best see the impact. In actual cropping – I use my professional expertise as how to place/crop the image. 90% of Epic Edge Photography clients receive a premier viewing/ordering appointment so I can show in person how any image will look in the size requested. I also offer several ratios/sizes at the same price point so clients can opt for a different ratio without concern of price.
Image used in example is © Epic Edge Photography.