Inside the Frame: Christmas Tree in Crystal Cove

I rarely shoot a full-length Christmas tree because a shot of a lone, tall Christmas tree is a snapshot (a photo a non-photographer takes). Most Christmas trees are alike as such, introducing another element in the frame will separate your photo from the rest. The wooden reindeer makes a perfect strong foreground because they’re the …

Strong Foreground–A Banging Composition Pattern

People don’t squat down and examine a rock–not most people. This is our opportunity as a photographer to present a perspective that most people don’t get to see. Start with a bang–that expression represents what the photo viewer will get with a close-up, in-your-face, exaggerated-in-size object in the foreground. ¬†You want to get really close …