Patti is our host this week for the Lens-Artist photo challenge, and she posts a good tutorial on framing your shots so that the subject is treated with the importance it deserves. How does framing make a difference? Consider:
If this is a shot of two people engaged in conversation about the land, getting a lot of land in the picture might be important. But this also has a truck bumper, distant telephone poles, and other distractions. How about this? You still get the feeling that they’re working on the land, but now it’s about their interaction.
Photographing a monarch in its habitat can be scaled down to photographing a monarch at its food source.
The petals of a fringed gentian make it distinct from other gentian varieties. Why not make that the focus of the photo?
And finally, even if giving a small portion of the subject a full frame might make the object unrecognizable, creating an abstract might make a better shot.
Experimenting with framing opens up new possibilities for making photos more dramatic. Thanks for the tip, Patti!
I have not yet seen patti’s post (going after this) but enjoyed yours here and the zoomed in one of the people did bring out their interaction more (and the first shot did show the land and setting) I also felt the zoomed in one made me look more at what plant the man was holding – 🌱🌿
Wild parsnip – one whose sap can cause huge blisters, especially when exposed to sunlight. Phytophotodermatitis. There’s a word for ya!
Good word – ha
Try to work it into a conversation today! 😉
Great examples, Priscilla! I especially love the dewdrop abstract. That shot is really dramatic and intriguing.
Thanks, Patti! You picked a great challenge this week and provided a great model.
Beautiful Priscilla, especially that gorgeous monarch
Thanks, Tina – they are pretty spectacular, those Monarchs.
These are beautiful filling the frame examples. Beautiful monarch capture!
A great interpretation of the challenge, Scilla! I especially liked the comparison between the first two pictures of the people discussing the plant.
Thanks, Sue – I like that our old timer, Lee, is teaching the next generation in that photo.
Such nice pictures, Priscilla, like the way you showed each image two ways.
Thanks, Sylvia. “Compare and contrast” is always a good way to learn.