- Removing distracting elements from the frame. Because there is nothing more irritating than posing for a photo to be posted on Facebook with your best friend at a night club, and having some jackass in the background flipping the bird!!
- Bringing the attention of the viewer to the subject of your photo. Kind of in line with the first reason, it naturally brings the viewers eyes to where you want them.
- Changing the aspect ratio of the photo. Maybe you need to change an 8x10 to a 4x6, or you need a portrait view of a subject as opposed to a landscape .
- Creative cropping. Maybe you need to straighten a crooked photo, or vise - versa. You can give your photo an entirely different mood by simply changing the angle of your borders.
Here are some quick examples of cropped photos that were took last winter of my kids sledding!
Feel free to leave comments or post links to your newly cropped photos!!