We are almost at the end of our Month of Photo Fun! Today's tip is one of the very first tips I learned myself, one that has proven to be a favorite of mine again and again. When photographing people, get closer!
First, get yourself closer to your subject. Filling your frame with the subject helps eliminate those problems in the background (like we mentioned on Day 24), and it leaves no question as to who your focus is on!
I love close up shots, full of gorgeous eyes, or lashes, or a great smile!
But it's not only important for you to get closer to your subjects. It's just as effective for you to get your subjects closer to each other! Encourage your kids or friends or family members to get closer... closer still... uncomfortably close! They might feel a bit awkward at first, but it creates a beautiful feeling of love and friendship in your images. So everyone get closer!
This is an easy tip and a wonderfully effective one, so always keep it in the back of your mind. Are you close enough? Will one or two steps forward create a spectacular image? What about them? Can you get them a little bit closer? They'll feel silly maybe, but they'll thank you for it when they see the portrait!
So get close!