It has been a while since I have posted a photography tip. Some of you have been asking for more tips, so I wanted to give you a super easy fix to improve your photography instantly. This tip applies to all photos taken by any camera, by anyone. Yes...even when you are taking photos with your iPhone camera if you follow this tip, your images will be more pleasing to the eye. But first, if you've missed my first Tuesday Click it Tips here are the links to those blog posts:
Take Control of Your Camera with Manual Mode
Learn How to Meter on Manual Mode
The Nifty Fifty
Today I wanted to address a very common mistake that many photographers make, limb chopping. This tip is also great for anyone who loves to take pictures of their kiddos and even your selfies. : ) Limb chopping is basically cropping images in very awkward places, such as through the fingers or feet, at a joint, or even through the head that cause the image to be distracting and uncomfortable for the viewer. Unfortunately if you are cropping so close in camera, there isn't much that you can do to save the image. The easiest way to fix this problem is to back up and let more space in your frame. Let's see what I mean...
This doesn't always mean that you can't come in closer, just be careful where you crop and leave enough space in your frame so that you do not chop any heads, or fingers, or feet.
And since both of those images are cropped as center compositions, I'll talk about the rule of thirds next week. Composition is one of the most important elements of photography. Photography is a visual art and the placement of objects within a frame can make or break an image. The human brain responds more positively to pleasing composition.
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