..or “Fill The Frame”. We like photos to be good, whihc often means both “draw attention to subject” and “get close” as well as “simple, without clutter”.
Take, for example, this portrait photo, taken yesterday:
Not bad. But now, look at a closer crop:
I would argue that in this image, which is not an environmental portrait, the second image is by far the more powerful one.
Oh, and a vertical view can be good, too:
Matter of taste? Yes, but most people’s tastes agree. So next time you shoot, crop closely and see what happens.