To fill or not to fill

Sarah’s Friendly Friday Challenge: All or nothing

As part of this challenge Sarah said to either –

Fill the frame

“One option is to fill the frame with your subject, leaving little or no space around it. This can be very effective in certain situations. It encourages the viewer to explore the detail of the subject in more depth, with no distractions.”

Negative space

“Or why not do the exact opposite? Leaving a lot of empty or β€˜negative’ space around your subject can be very impactful. It creates a sense of simplicity and minimalism. Just like filling the frame, it encourages the viewer to focus on the main subject without distractions.”

18 thoughts on “To fill or not to fill

  1. I have had to learn to NOT fill the frame and leave room for processing. I can always crop tightly later, but if I don’t leave any room, there’s a lot of twiddling I can’t do because it’s too tight. Talk about a hard lesson to learn!

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