To make better photos, fill the frame!
1. Get close and shoot a vertical and use a flash
I often get close with macro, shoot with a flash, and get close enough until the edges of my frame are filled with my subject (Cindy, or strangers).
All shot at 28mm, flash, and RICOH GR II:
2. Fill the frame with an interesting pattern
3. Get close and focus on a detail
Like this head of lettuce, shot in macro mode.
4. Fill the frame with lines, shapes, and forms
5. Include the hands of your subject
Get super close to your subject, but don’t chop off their hands.
6. Fill the frame with faces
7. Fill the frame with a pattern
Make sure the edges of your frame only show the pattern.
8. When you’re shooting, fill the edges of your frame
This works well when shooting urban landscapes.
9. Hold your camera high, and point downwards
Fill the frame with lines and shapes and forms, by not having distracting elements in the background.
10. Only one color in the background
Simple green in the background. Just stick to one color.
11. Fill the frame with repeating patterns
12. Fill the frame with textures and forms
13. Get really close to the people and action!