Leave a little to the imagination--Simple Photo Tip
November 07, 2008 | by Rachel
I've had a lot of requests for more photo tips. I'm glad that you like them. I love feedback so comment away! The other evening Winfield was standing on the seat of his trike. He looked a little like an elephant on top of a stool. Wanting to get a picture of it I grabbed my camera. At first this is what I shot. I took a picture of his entire body, all of the trike and some of the neighbors house. Thinking that I wanted to get the image of his whole body standing on top of the trike I took this far away image. As I was shooting I knew that it wasn't quite right. I wasn't capturing his precarious perch up there. The image was boring. So I asked myself, "What is the MOST important part of this image?" The answer was his feet on the trike. I got closer and focused on his feet, making sure to leave enough trike in the frame to tell the story. This image does a much better job of communicating the emotion of perching on top of a tricycle. Even though his body isn't showing I feel like I have a much more of a sense of his situation. Less is more. K.I.S.S. Leave a little to the imagination.