October 14


Sometimes A Crop Makes All The Difference

By Dan

October 14, 2011

While editing a shot from yesterday’s photo shoot, I hit ‘zoom’ on the Loupe function to check sharpness. This is what was suddenly staring back at me from the second monitor when it magnified the image. I immediately hit export and saved this version. How could I not?

Sometimes a crop makes all the difference. Even when it’s unintentional. Of course, I’d like to say that it was all me. It wasn’t. Lightroom just framed it that way. Inspiration often comes when you least expect it.







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Hi, I'm Dan Bailey, a 20+ year pro outdoor and adventure photographer, and official FUJIFILM X-Photographer based in Anchorage, Alaska.

As a top rated blogger and author my goal is to help you become a better, more confident and competent photographer, so that you can have as much fun and creative enjoyment as I do.

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Terry Bourk

I have read you new book “Behind the Landscape.” I could not “put it down” meaning that I kept at it because each photo you presented/analyzed was interesting and informative. I am trying to develop an eye for composition (both the scene and the light).

Thank you! The examples you present and the suggestions are very helpful. Purple Mountains, McKinley River and Wonder Lake are fascinating.

Roger Sinclair

You have done it again! Another triumph.

Your generosity to share, the clarity of thought and concise explanation thereof is brilliant. Perhaps I should also mention the beautiful photos and the talent necessary to produce them.

Thank you, Dan.