VIDEO: Perfect Composition with Photoshop #89

Written by: Glyn Dewis

Published: January 26, 2016

Category: Videos

Whilst presenting at the SWPP 2016 Event in London over this past weekend, one of the techniques I mentioned was how to crop tightly when photographing your subject with a single colour background (such as black, white etc) and then alter the composition in Photoshop.

The reason for doing this is so that we use our cameras and their incredible sensors to capture all the detail and sharpness of our subjects as opposed to using them to photograph, well….nothing.

In this short video I show you the how and why, having taken a portrait orientated photograph, I then turn it into a landscape orientated photograph using Photoshop.


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  1. David Jones

    So simple to do, but a really useful technique for producing larger images without wasting sensor pixels on black space, thanks Glyn.

  2. Sushi Vienna

    Great technique!
    I’d REALLY love to see the lighting setup for this one though!


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