More often than not your wildlife images will benefit from simplicity. This goes for both composition and the actual narrative in the frame.
In a world of ‘supersize me‘ and ‘but wait there’s more‘ we are always looking for more but this mindset is counterproductive to producing good, solid wildlife images. Don’t allow your photographic mind to get caught up in this way of thinking.
If something doesn’t add to the image get rid of it.
If you are unsure as to whether you should include or exclude a certain compositional element, loose it.
There are various ways in which you can eliminate unnecessary elements from your images which includs:
- zooming in to tighten your composition
- changing your position to get a new angle on the subject
- changing your orientation to minimise distractions
- being patient to allow the subject to move into a ‘clean’ background
- tightening up the frame by cropping out distracting elements in Lightroom.
The short version is this.
If any element in the frame is not making your image better. Get rid of it.
There is incredible power in simplicity.
Happy shooting and keep it simple.
Until next time.
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