Cropping & What It's All About ~ Rae Ven Photography

September 06, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

All Crops Are Not Created Equal.  What does this mean?  The best way to who you this, is to show you visually what this means. When choosing what size you want to print your photo, each size is different. Choosing different size prints for images can also change their aspect rations.  The dimensions of the frame can make a big difference to the composition of an image (such as how and where it’s cropped if needed). This visual guide helps show the same image cropped to different aspect rations.

The aspect ratio templates are to show cropping and composition of the listed sizes, not the scale (size) in relation to the other sizes prints on the page. See the examples below to see what I mean.


4x6, 6x9, 8x12, 10x15, 12x18, 16x24

5x7, 2.5x3.5

8x10, 4x5, 16x20




5x5, 8x8, 10x10, 12x12, 20x20



Here is another way to show the 4x6, 5x7, and 8x10 aspect ratio comparison all on the same photo.

This visual should make it easier to determine the best print size when ordering your images.  By definition, the aspect ratio of an images describes the proportional relationship between its width and height. Therefore, the appearance of your final images (as visually noted above) may vary slightly depending on the image size you choose.  I shoot with a full frame camera so that the most images can proportionally fit inside any ration desired. This is the main reason I like to go over your order in person, to ensure that the proper crop to the original image has been selected to avoid losing vital parts of your images.

RVP offers an in person viewing session with every single photo session.  This allows me to assist you in the ordering process, so in the end you get exactly what you are wanting.  This is also helps make the process much easier for you, so you aren't overwhelmed by all the choices and options.

Interested in a photo session?  Want to know more about what RVP offers?  

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