Thursday, August 13, 2009

Cropping

I subscribe to over 100 style blogs through my Google Reader. Not only do I enjoy the different fashions, but I also get a kick out of checking out the photo styles. Some of the most beautiful photography (Liebe Marlene and Sally Jane Vintage) includes a fair amount of scenery and background with the outfit shot. I’m torn as to whether I prefer the photos to be cropped to better show the clothes or uncropped to display the outfit in situ.

Today, I give you some less cropped pictures. (My artistic sensibilities demanded I at least crop out the extra driveway and the car at the right.)


(Yes, I’ve cut my feet off in the lead shot, but that was more an issue of framing than cropping.)

Dress, Sele. Cardigan, Old Navy. Belt, Sugadaminka. Ring, G&S. Earrings, self-made. Shoes, Nine West.

Tell me, do you prefer the cropped or uncropped versions?



(I’m very amused by the way I seem to be growing from left to right.)

How do you like to see wardrobe diary photos?
Cropped
Uncropped
Something in between
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17 comments:

Tira said...

I love that sweater! And the belt is too cute. I admire the fact that you put things together that I may not have thought of, but totally work.

Rosie Unknown said...

Great outfit!

I feel that if the background is interesting and relative to the theme of the outfit, show it. If it isn't, crop.

Kathryn said...

Your uncropped shots are so beautiful! The scenery behind you is lovely. They give you a chance to show off your photo course skills.

gina said...

If the background is nice, I prefer the uncropped photos if the size of the body remains the same on the webpage, so the outfit details can be seen with the same ease as always.

Laura said...

I like them both! I love how I can see the outfit as a whole in the uncropped, but I also like being able to focus on the details in the cropped shots. So I voted for "in between" because I want both! And I love love love your lead photo.

KayeStar said...

I voted for inbetween because I love both. Maybe an uncropped starter photo and the rest can be cropped. I think it is funny how close this poll is. Not only do i like the uncropped for the beautiful scenery, but it is nice to see how an outfit relates to the world around it. Does that make sense? I mean it seems to give an outfit more demension or something like that which i can seem to verbalize right now. Either way, keep rockin it like always, Kasmira!

Audi said...

I'm torn, because I like the uncropped photos from a photography point of view, but the cropping does make it easier to see the outfits. I like KayeStar's idea of including a little of each in the posts. Love that belt, by the way.

evanadine said...

i like both styles.
i think the cropped images are better for those of us who like to see the details of your outfits -- we can get "up close and personal" in the cropped shots.
but it also nice to see an uncropped photo for a little context...

Penny said...

Scenic pictures are always very beautiful. I think it depends on how you want to portray each post. Either way, I think you have a knack for both perspectives:)

Kelly said...

I love the picture you led with - so pretty! and I think it's the perfect amount of cropping (seems like it's a bit in between your examples below). I struggle with this too - my BF is a graphic designer and whenever he is watching me work on my blog, he yells at me to give myself "room to breathe" in the frame. I find myself appreciating the photos of bloggers who do that more, too.

maryeb said...

Cropped is nice as it makes it easier to see the details of the outfit. I actually prefer un-cropped, especially when you have such a lovely background. So maybe some of each would be a nice balance.

I really appreciate the close ups that you do of your accessories.

Lola said...

I come to your blog to see what you have on, to admire your masterly mixes, to get ideas. I have a nature loving soul, but if I want to see nature, I'll go to a site that features that without a cute (little or big!) Kasmira blocking the trees. I say CROP! Keep us focused! Background should stay in the background--we wanna see YOU and your sartorial creations!

Work With What You've Got said...

Either way to be honest. I am looking to see YOU but if there is some added pretty that's OK by me too.

ALSO, Hey hey hey!~ I Stole Your Style. I bought those plastic things at the craft store yesterday. I saw them and thought "OMG, that's what Kasmira made those crazy earrings out of. Imma make me some" Look for them soon!~

Diana said...

This outfit is gorgeous and I love the colors. Personally, I prefer cropped photos, but then, I really love to see details.

Travellingone said...

You know, I've only commented once on your blog (I think it was the keep or swap trousers question). but I wanted to say I do love your vivaciousness. Your energy and love of life really comes through in your words and images.

misspumping said...

hello fabulous pictures.

i am african and i live in africa where the fashion scene is bursting open right now.

i want to start my photo blog too but i want to know what camera would be the best to use.

right now i have a little 12 mega pix kodak camera which is not performing what do you use?

Jenny said...

Loooove your blog

want to trade links? xxx