boerewors wrote in post #11882990
I have noted what you guys have said and will take it to mind when processing in future. I am a beginner photographer. Just got my camera today so i still need to run in with all these issues. Im just so over the moon that i have learnt one thing for today that has been bugging me for months.
It's not too complicated, some people just make it that way.
Unless you're going to print, crop to whatever size / ratio you'd prefer.
If you plan on the image being printed, then crop to the appropriate ratio for the print size. 8x10 is obviously 4:5 ratio. 20x30 is 2:3. Clearly you can't provide the same image in every ratio without using borders, or re-cropping, so either provide prints only in sizes you're satisfied with or just accept the fact that in order to make every common print size, you're going to have to produce some strangely / poorly composed images.
Some online services (SmugMug, for example) will allow clients to perform the crop themselves, which I find very nice, since I'll get a sale, and the client can see what the crop is going to cause their final print to look like.