While capturing stunning images at first click is ideal, sometimes it takes a bit of work with a cropping tool later on to make your shots really stand out. Although there isn’t a strict set of rules when it comes to cropping, following a few common guidelines can have a big impact on your photos.
In This Lesson
Tips for Cropping Photos
- What does it mean to crop?
- Focusing attention through cropping
- Cropping beyond portraits
- Considering movement
- Cropping along leading lines
- Getting it right at the time of the shot
[Click here to view and use the Google Slide Presentation “Tips for Cropping Photos”]
Spot the Best Crop
If access to photo cropping software is not a guarantee at your school, this activity is for you. Students will be presented with multiple versions of a photo, each cropped in a different way. Through self-reflection and group discussion, students will learn to spot different cropping techniques in action and identify the impact they can have on an image. Some assembly of this activity is required of the teacher.
[Click here to view and print the Google Doc handout “Spot the Best Crop”]