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Photography Tips and Tricks
Basic Photography Composition
Fill the Frame
Photography Composition Series begins today on this Two Tip Tuesday!
The first and most basic photography composition rule I’d like to discuss is what I call…the NAME OF THE GAME!
FILL THE FRAME
If you aren’t filling the frame with your subject you are distracting the viewers eye from a stronger image that sends a stronger message/story. Remember photography is story telling…so tell it well!
1-Filling the Frame simply means to get rid of distractions in your image.
These distractions creep in…and most of the time they creep in from one of the four corners…almost always this is where photographers don’t look and don’t see the distraction. A beautiful image is composed well—watch those four corners!
The image on the left…what distraction do you see? Hopefully you see the bottom right hand corner there is a piece of a park bench…GET RID OF THAT!!!! So I simply took one step up and wa-lah it’s gone!! Now I feel like I could have a piece of wall art by simply getting rid of a distraction!
2- Ask yourself what story am I telling?
Does something in your image not coincide with your story? Is it taking away from your subject?
After seeing this sunset image that took place in Bar Harbor, Maine—ask yourself– what is the story that I’m telling and trying to portray?
Are there any distractions? hopefully you’ve seen the white boat- I didn’t want that as part of my story for this particular image…I simply took a little walk down to the ocean and re-positioned myself to get rid of this distraction.
Will you be back next week as I continue this series in Photography Composition rules?! PLEASE hit the SHARE button if you learned and enjoyed this article!
See you next Tuesday for more Photography Tips and tricks on composition!