In this exercise I tookfive photographs where the main image was in different parts of the frame. I completed this exercise while at the local zoo.
I took five different photos as follows
- Subject in the centre of the frame
- Subject a little way off centre
- Subject in the bottom right corner
- Subject in top left corner
- Subject near left edge of frame
The next part of the exercise is to put the photos in order of preference, which for me would be
I think the first photograph works best because somehow the llama stands out more and more comfortably than in the other photos, I think the fact that there is space in front of it probably helps. I don’t like the final two photos where the animal is against the left hand edge of the frame, it seems very unnatural.
What have I learned from this exercise? The main learning point for me is that placing the subject in dead centre of the frame (as I would probably have done previously) is not usually the best course. I will definitely be trying different positions in the frame in the furure.