Cropping Is rule #9. Simply put this means taking out as much of the stuff in the image you don't want the view to see, so more of the image focuses on the subject. In this shot I have zoomed in on a single vine of Ivey so as to make it the main subject. If I was to pull back you would see that there are many many more vines running along side this one. In the case of cropping, less is more!
Next month is the final composition post #10! Do you have any questions that I should go over? Matrix vs center weight metering, gear, style, let me know what your question are so we can all learn something new together.