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{Photography Tip: Fill the Frame | Jacksonville Child Photographer}

          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!

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