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Desiree C. Preckwinkle
 

why arent 4x6 prints offered for portraits??


Why are there only 8x10, 3 1/2 x 5 and wallets?? Is it because of the cropping ratio? Also curious when shooting throught the lens do I leave room on top and sides if I want to make and 8x10 without loosing the image? Does the camera grid help? I have the Nikon D70?
Thanks,
Desiree


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11/9/2006 1:20:44 PM

 
Ariel Lepor
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/8/2005
  I'm not quiet sure I understand your question. 4x6 prints do have a different ratio than 8x10, but most people don't sell 4x6 professional prints because they are so small. If you print them, no one is going to stop you from doing 4x6.

As far as composing goes, you should at least leave a little bit of room around the subject! What do you mean about "loosing the image"? The grid could help to make sure the camera is straight.

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11/9/2006 5:45:08 PM

 
Desiree C. Preckwinkle   Hi, by "loosing the image" I mean that if I shot an image in full frame that was formatted for a 4x6 print, and I printed it in an 8x10 size, I would technically be loosing an inch off the 4x6 print. Since if I needed to get the full picture, I would need to print it in 8 x 12 size. Does that make sense? So I was just wondering if shooting a person/portrait, do you leave the extra inch for cropping if you want and 8x10?
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11/9/2006 9:55:52 PM

 
Ariel Lepor
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/8/2005
  Just think about it logically. 4x6 has the same proportions as 8x12. Printing it at 8x10 means you cut off two inches from the long side of the picture. So yes, if your camera forces you to photograph with a 3:2 proportion, you will need to leave some extra space above or below your subject and crop to your liking on the computer.


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11/9/2006 10:29:41 PM

 
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