Fill The Frame

One thing I see very often in students is a reluctance to fill the frame. Get close, exclude everything that is not your subject.

And yes, sometimes you should include lots of other stuff. But often, getting close is a great way of getting intimate with your subject. And yes, you can sut through heads.

Consider these two self portraits:

The second is more powerful. Sure, sometimes you want “everything in the picture”; but often enough, getting really close makes for a better picture. Go try it now. Take a portrait photo like the one at the bottom and see how you like it. It may surprise you.

Here’s a couple more self portraits to finish on:

Enjoy your day!


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