Getting Close to Your Subject

Many people worry about photographers cutting their heads off when they get their photos taken from an amateur photographer. But in actuality, more often than not, most photographers tend to capture too much. Too much boring or distracting background, that is. Although you can always crop your image later, either at the photo lab or on the computer, it is better to try and get your subject to fill the frame when you take the photo. Not only is the composition usually stronger that way, but it always ensures you have enough pixel information to enlarge the photo if necessary. See Chapter 3 for more on pixels and resolution.

Getting closer provides intimacy, especially with people, as shown in Figure 19-3. Long shots create distance and distraction. Look through the viewfinder and fill the frame with your subject. Only include what complements your main subject.

Figure 19-3:

Getting close to your subjects gives an image intimacy.

Figure 19-3:

Getting close to your subjects gives an image intimacy.

Don't get too close, or your image may turn out blurry. If you're less than three feet away from your subject, the chances are good that you will end up with blurry images.

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