Thank you SO much for voting on that little poll last week! It helps me a lot to know why you keep coming back for more photography lessons. 255 people said they have a dslr and just want better pics of their family–I LOVE it! To the 87+52 (kinda blurred the lines on one question) of you who don’t have a dslr, I feel bad that most of my tutorials are aimed at those WITH them. For really great photography, you will need that, but there are definitely things to do to improve before you do (I hope today’s lesson applies to you). To the 53 of you that have a photography business and want to improve, glad you are here, and glad I can help.
With that said, I thought I’d go creative and talk about unique ways to frame your shot to add a little interest. I was just lost in blogland yesterday and stumbled upon a photographers website who spoke about an instructor she had that questioned why she framed her shot a certain way. It was of a building and it was a pull back shot of that building. She said she liked various features on the building and he suggested she find a way to creatively document the building verses just a big pull back shot. Using angles and depth of field to our advantage can make a shot go from great to WOW.
When I took my daughter out for her one year pics, I posted a bunch on my blog and asked to hear favorites (because she is my child, they are all my favorites and I couldn’t decifer objectively). So many people said this was their favorite shot: