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How to Fill the Frame in Photography Composition

Filling the frame: an essential photography composition concept:

1. Equally spacing apart the frame

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When placing subjects around the frame, fill it!

2. How to space your subjects apart

I generally will either move my feet, move my camera (framing), or wait for all the subjects to enter the frame.

3. Filling the frame with other elements (shadows)

Another tip:

When you see an interesting scene, wait for other people or elements to enter the frame.

4. Diagonal

Fill the frame with diagonal composition:

5. Filling the frame with your subject

Fill the frame even with a single subject. With their pose. And the direction of their body, hands, and gestures:

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6. Spacing out the frame

Rectangle and squares within the frame: