From Clicking to Creating Week 7-2018
This week is all about composition, and how what we shoot can alter the story of the photo we are making. The Dogwood 52 prompt is Fill the Frame, under the category composition. As someone who mostly shoots wildlife, and nature shots, filling the frame is something I had to almost make myself do. A few years ago, Al kept telling me I needed to shoot my subject tighter, or more closeup. I was all about getting the background, and the animal to tell the whole story. But this isn’t always a great idea. Closeup, and more intimate shots tell a story all their own.
Animals of all kinds are perfect for fill the frame composition. Just look at those eyes, and the detail in her face.
This was my first idea for my fill the frame shot. I took this the day I found the wild burros, and had this week in mind. I ended up liking the shot of Roxy better though.
When I am photographing the wild horses, filling the frame with their faces, and focusing on those eyes, creates an intimate portrait of these beautiful animals.
This photo of bison fighting, isn’t as close up, but certainly fills the frame. And this is really all you need with a shot like this.
Filling the frame with most any subject can change the whole idea. Flowers are always a great subject, especially if you want to focus on the details.
Experiment with it, try different subjects, and see what you can create.
The 2 Lil Owls prompt this week is Something Large. The largest thing around us lately is these huge rocks.
One solid piece of rock that is 100’s of feet tall. Very large I would say.
What have you guys created this week?