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With every ordering session, there is a decision to be made about what size prints to order.  This can get tricky if there is not a discussion about how an image may be cropped.  Many typical portrait sizes crop off a portion of the image, and if a client does not know this ahead of time, they may be disappointed with the result. One example is an 8×10; many do not realize that a large portion of an image will be cropped out at this size. Below is a great visual of a photo crop comparison chart. This guide is a great reference to show how photos will look at different crops.

Standard photographic sizes do not all follow the same height/width ratio. The camera takes a photo that, when uncropped, will reproduce to a 2” x 3” ratio (4×6, 6×9, 8×12, 12×18, 16×24, 20×30). The industry standard is to offer 5×7, 8×10, 11×14, 16×20, size frames. Since these sizes are not in the same ratio, the same photo will appear slightly different when printed at different sizes.

When I edit client images I make the decision of what stays and what is cropped out based on composition and what compliments your image best artistically. Great care is taken in cropping each image to maintain its integrity. Many images will work with most crops but some images will not.

So when you are printing your own photos or ordering greeting cards this year, this is something to keep in mind so you know what sizes to print your images!

image cropping and print sizes


The New Look

November 17, 2010

Heather Culley Photography and Design has a new look!  After being in business for a year, I have really determined more what my style of photography and business is, and what direction I want to continue taking the business in.  One aspect I felt strongly about is that my photography style is much more clean than what my old branding showed.  I wanted to keep a similar color scheme, as the colors really work for me and the next aspect that my business is really about.  I feel very strongly that my business should have as little impact on the environment as possible, and in choosing my vendors, I have looked into their business practices, packaging, etc. to ensure I am making the right choices for my clients, my business, and the environment. There will be more on this later, but being a more green photographer is also part of the reason I changed my look to match my business.

You have already seen the new, clean look on the blog… here is the cleaner website (with some new, great features).

Looking for a caterer?

January 21, 2010

If you or anyone you know is looking for a caterer and event planner, check out Green Apple Events & Catering.  My cousins’ are the owners and they are awesome at what they do. 

I think they are also planning on offering “green” options for all of you eco concious brides out there :)