Dr. Ed Knickman DVM carefully performs surgery on a tiny chihuahua at Madonna Veterinary Clinic in White Hall, Maryland. https://madonnaveterinary.com
Have you ever taken a photo and only later realized that there is a pole growing out of your model's head? Or there is some kind of unwanted element in your photo that you didn't even notice when you took the photo in the first place? To avoid this unnecessary mistakes, AND to make your photos look less like snapshots, we are going to focus on filling the frame. And what is exactly the frame that needs to be filled? This can either refer to the photo itself or what you see in the viewfinder. Before you even THINK of pressing the shutter, run your eye along the edges of the frame. Is you subject overflowing the edges, or nearly touching it? Good, you have filled your frame. If there are any unwanted spaces, remove them by physically moving closer or zooming in. Now look at the corners of the frame. Look carefully if there is any extra space or wanted elements and then make sure to remove them. If you do not have to use the crop tool later in your photo editor, you have filled your frames beautifully. Your subject IS the subject of your photograph, so give it all the space that you can and fill the frame!