One of the easiest methods that the budding photographer can use to instantly improve his or her photography is just to get a lot nearer to the subject and fill the frame with it.
All too often the distance between the viewpoint and the subject is so great that the subject almost gets lost within the background, because it is just too small, in fact an image could quite often be improved by simply removing the subject and just taking a good photo of the background instead.
But by getting in closer and filling the frame you add instant interest, because the added detail and lack of conflicting background clutter has a dramatic effect on the impact of the final image.
Some examples illustrating the technique
Tips for when on location
- Don’t forget to use the “leg zoom”, just get much closer to the subject.
- Use the optical zoom, and if that doesn’t bring you near enough, switch on the digital zoom as well.
- If all else fails, crop your shots later in post production.
© Andrew James Kirkwood – 2017