This is my submission for Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #66: Filling the Frame.
First, a little explanation… I haven’t blogged for a long while because: (1) as time flies by quicker and quicker, working on my bucket list had become more and more urgent 😉 And since I am onto that subject, I may as well do some serious thinking about life in general, which I have done from time to time in the past. (2) One of my nephews got married at the end of Sept; my husband and I were honored to be a part of photographing team. Our first time! That meant a lot of studies, and preparations. I will write about that later.
Patti in her wonderful article said that before she learned “Get close to your subject” and “Think about how to frame the shot.”, her images, sometime, seemed lacking drama and did not convey the artistic “message” she was hoping to convey. I love this wise lady! Now I know why I like cropping photos so much! In one of photographing workshops that I’d attended, I jokingly said, “There is no bad photo, only bad cropping.” I remember that after repeating what I said, my instructor had a mysterious smile on his face.
So, do you frame it right when you take each photo, or, like me, you make sure you get enough material on each photo so you can later crop it to convey the artistic “message”? For me, this is not a choice. I don’t have enough experience (Talent? Practice?) to recognize the right frame within the limited time I have to shoot each photo, so I do what I do. However, I like to add that cropping allows me to see more possibilities!
Sunflower at Northwoods Orchard:
Just a tomato:
Flower Girl (my grandniece) at rehearsal:
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