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Subject: [Leica] Aaron's PAW 48: Centers of Attention
From: aaron.sandler at (Aaron Sandler)
Date: Tue Dec 6 08:21:06 2005
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Yes, I remember this rule...Cropping at the joint makes the limb look 
amputated, while cropping between joints allows the mind to imagine the 
rest of the part.  I crop my own arm so I can imagine myself with larger 


>Referring to, Ted 
>recently said:
>>Put your hand on the screen and cut her off, you'll see Michael comes 
>>across with more effect! However you can't crop it like that as you'd cut 
>>his arm or hand off. That of course is a no no as it spoils his action 
>>and body language.
>Carrying this possibly a step further, I was recently told to watch 
>carefully so as to not crop a body part (hand, arm or leg) at a joint; it 
>creates a disturbing visual.  Of course there are exceptions to every rule 
>but I am trying to be more conscious of it now.

In reply to: Message from rbaron at (Robert D. Baron) ([Leica] Aaron's PAW 48: Centers of Attention)