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Two Steps Forward

April 19, 2012

In my role as a photography educator I am constantly asked to comment on my clients’ images. The most common problem with untrained photographers is a subject that is too small and overwhelmed by its surroundings.

While it is the most common problem, it is the easiest one to fix. MOVE CLOSER.

Fill the frame. Take two steps forward before taking the shot. Image

The improvement is dramatic. And, when you think you’re too close, take another step forward and take another shot. This isolates the subject from its surroundings and reduces clutter. It gives your picture a focal point. Compare the two shots to help you decide on the number of steps that are right for you.

Try it. It works with every camera from Pro DSLRs to camera phones.

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