This week: Another Back to Basics composition assignment. Get in close, now even closer. "Fill the Frame" with your subject. Get rid of superfluous backgrounds and distracting secondary objects and make that subject stand out.
6 Tips for Perfect Composition in Portrait Photography
Fill Your Frame
I came across this colorful display of umbrellas at a Renaissance festival:
Focal Length 40 mm
As always, rules:
Just a note to new posters: DO NOT start a new thread for your post. Please just hit the reply button at the bottom of any current post and put your image there.
1. Your original image you submit should be taken between the 10th of November and the 24th of November. Each week as an assignment closes on the Wednesday, it will be AUTOMATICALLY deemed *CLOSED* after 8am GMT (3AM EST) and any posts after that time will not be eligible for the assignment competition. Don't wait until the last minute to post!
2. Your post must include "Fill the Frame" (to show your permission to count it for the contest) and the date the picture was taken (to show that it is a valid entry).
3. EXIF data should be intact. It helps if you can include the main points (including camera, lens, date taken, ISO, shutter speed and aperture) in the text of your message.
4. Only one entry per member (if you can't restrain yourself until the end of the first week you can post two or three separate pictures but your entry should be in a separate post and the only marked with the text above). It must be an original image taken by you.
5. Remember the cross-site image size limit (740px on the longest side).
6. If the image does not exist in post at the end of the contest, it is disqualified. If you modify anything on flickr and re-save the image then the link is broken and the message needs edited to link the picture again before it will be included in the contest.
For everyone, please do not repeat other people's photos by quoting them until the contest is over. If you want to comment on or discuss an entry you can use a link to it (or just delete the picture from the quoted text).
7. If you are looking for the winners of the mini-contest, please check the front page of the DPS blog Saturday late afternoon (EST) and here.
Next week: One more composition assignment, "Repetition and Patterns". With a little looking, you can find this anywhere, in nature, man-made objects or you can create your own. The trick is to make it interesting to your viewer.
Using Repetition and Patterns in Photography
Repetition and Patterns in Photography