Cropping & Composition
Clever cropping can suggest new interpretations of familiar themes, or be used to heighten emotions. It can help to establish an alternative view of a subject by removing vital parts of the photograph’s context, leading to a wider interpretation of the scene.
Photographers often look for patterns or rhythms in the camera’s view finder that they can emphasise through their composition. Designers must also look at the overall relationship of the images on the cover to other images and the text, in order to create the correct overall effect. A good photographic composition can tell encapsulate an idea behind a book in a single shot, telling a thousand words with one picture.