A Quick Photo Tip: Fill the frame

By |2015-01-07T11:04:23+00:00Jan 7th, 2015|

I wanted to share a quick photo tip with you that can help tremendously when you want to bring attention to your primary subject. Simply, let it hog up your frame. Now, take that in jest for a bit. You obviously don’t want to completely inundate the frame with your primary subject (unless it makes sense to) but instead of trying to fit the entirety of it in, try getting closer and sacrifice capturing “everything.” This pier is a great example. Instead of trying to fit all of it into the frame, which would require me to walk further away from it and make it appear small, I chose to tighten up on the vertical support structure and embrace some distortion, which helped create a clear leading line into a vanishing point.

I’ll be sharing more of these quick photo tips going forward and I’d love to hear from you. What challenges or obstacles do you encounter with your photography?

3 Comments

  1. Mark Gvazdinskas January 7, 2015 at 11:08 am - Reply

    Excellent LE at one of my favorite piers. That bend in the structure adds so much to this frame, too. Nicely done.

  2. James Brandon January 7, 2015 at 11:10 am - Reply

    Gawd, that fog monster was relentless on that trip up the PCH.

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