What does it
mean to "crop a photo?"
Cropping is to blow
up a smaller detail in a photo. This is done to
emphasize a detail, or to eliminate distracting
Cropping is available free
on request for any photo that we take --- one of
the magic advances made practical by digital
Cropping was available in
the film and developing days, but it required an
expensive custom-print arrangement from the lab. In
today's digital world cropping is easily
cropped as a close-up...
photographers can crop a photo, it's not practical
when amateurs photograph a wedding. It would take
amateurs many months to deliver their photos
because they'll keep fussing with them. But
professional photographers (like Doug) use
these techniques every day, make technical
decisions quickly and deliver the final photos more
quickly than an amateur photographer ever could.
PS. You can see a
slide show of photos from the above wedding...
click on "Gallery Two" button at bottom of
Another example --- Below
left is the cropped version - to focus attention
upon Stephanie's face. Original version on the
here...check out Stephanie's family portrait from
the same wedding:
The sky was
nearly pitch dark at the time we took this
picture. But the amazing colors of Lake Tahoe's
sunset came through in digital processing...
Some "grain" can be seen in the sky behind. Grain
is the result of digitally boosting the image's
dark tones to bring out the sunset's detail.
This photo illustrates the range of adjustments
possible when using genuine professional
Photo taken by Doug aboard a yacht on Lake
Note: Photo at
right is technically a VIGNETTE, as well
as a crop. Just to keep you on your
A vignette fades
a photo --- in an oval shape, or fades to
white or black, or various other
PS. You can see
more photos from this wedding ...click on
Gallery One button at bottom of page.