FRAME THE SUBJECT
By Sofia Sjöberg
So you picked a spot for your photo, you have the correct focal length.
Now it’s time to frame it.
I like photos that is either framed with something, like the trees used in photo 11, or that it has so called leading lines in it.
The leading lines can be both vertical, diagonal, parallel and horizontal. They help the viewer’s eye because they are naturally drawn along them. And we always want to help the viewer find the interesting part of the photo.
So try to find lines around you, it can be the tracks from the snowcat, mountains, trees, shadows, pretty much anything that leads up to the skier. With that being said it’s important to work with lines the correct way. A line that does not draw the eye to the subject will do more harm than good because then you confuse the viewer which is the opposite of what we want to do. There are also other ways to draw the viewe’s eye to the subject, e.g. radial filter, a larger aperature with bokeh and different post processing techniques.
My final tip is to really go through the photos you take. Try to figure out why one photo turned out good and another bad.
That’s it! Get out there are snap some photos, don’t forget to have fun!
Photo 11: Canon 70-200 mm at 80 mm shot, cropped in post
Photo 12: Canon 24-70 mm at 65 mm shot
Photo 13: Canon 16-35 mm at 30 mm shot