with Courtney Slazinik
Fill the Frame – Composition

I know we talked about the rule of thirds and limb chopping but I wanted to touch on one of my favorite ways to compose a photo – fill the frame. Yes, I realize that sometimes you may chop off a head or limb by doing this but I love getting up close and personal with my subjects.

This is a fun way to create unique and beautiful photographs. You can even teach your kids this fun compositional skill.

Read more here: Photography for Kids

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-When you get in your subject’s face you can capture some crazy expressions :O)

– Your attention is drawn directly to your subject.

– Anything that may be distracting in the background won’t be in the photo.

So today when you pick up your camera get as close as you can :O)

Read more about composition:
11 Photography Composition Rules to Know to Improve your Photography

  • March 21, 2011 at 9:51 AM

    Great reassurance

  • March 21, 2011 at 9:58 AM

    I captured some awesome pictures of the girl at the zoo this weekend that were full frame. I LOVED how they turned out.

    On a separate note I saw you at the BX on Saturday. I walked right past you and your cutie girls. I wanted to say something but saying something like “Hi I read your blog.” seemed so silly. LOL!

    • March 21, 2011 at 3:55 PM

      You are so funny! I would have loved if you had come up and said hello!! Next time please do!! :O)

  • March 21, 2011 at 10:12 AM

    Thanks for the tips! I do enjoy filling the frame too :)

  • March 22, 2011 at 12:43 AM

    Fill the frame shots are some of the best ways to capture kids, in my opinion. :) I love that you see their face and ONLY their face. Great photos!

  • March 22, 2011 at 2:45 PM

    I agree, I have only been making photos for a few months now but I believe that filling the frame is my favorite way to compose a photograph. It just gives so much more sharp detail.

  • March 22, 2011 at 9:28 PM

    Amen!! Just added your button to my blog :-)

  • March 23, 2011 at 4:53 AM

    I love full frame photos. Great pictures.

  • I love full frame photos; someone told me not to do it and to crop in edit, but I want to fill up my camera. I love it and I get a kick out of my photography!

    Thanks for these beautiful examples!!!

  • April 1, 2011 at 12:38 PM

    I love filling my frame! Probably too much!! I need to change it up some or at least shoot from different angles. :)

  • Sanjay Shah
    September 17, 2015 at 6:27 AM

    I love framing a lot now…………i have even filled my camera with lot of snaps….

    Thanks for the examples.

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