Here’s a picture that I snapped of my daughter in our backyard yesterday.
I was in a hurry, so the image is crooked. It’s January, so there are a bunch of dead vines in the background. In addition, I wished we had pulled down her shirt to get rid of some of those wrinkles in it. HOWEVER, I really like her smile. So I cropped the picture in my editing software, filling the frame with her face. I tilted the image abit more, adding movement to the picture.
Filling the frame with your subject is a great way to put the spotlight on the person–not an unattractive background. The dimensions of this photo are 4″ x 6″. I left some room at the bottom in case I want to print it as an 8″ x 10″. In that case, I would lose some of her shirt and the very bottom of her hair, but that is OK. I really liked the way it turned out!