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Formals: Don’t Cut Off Joints

When you’re framing your formals in your viewfinder, for a more professional look, be careful not to cut off anyone at the joints (in other words, don’t let the bottom of the frame cut anyone off at the elbow or knee. On the side of the frame, don’t cut anyone off at the wrist or elbow either). Basically, stay away from the joints. If you have to crop an arm or leg off, try to do it as close to the middle of the arm or leg as possible, staying clear of the joints. ‘Nuf said.

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