Tip of the Day – Natural frames

Tip of the Day – Natural frames

Looking at the settings for this image, you might be wondering why on earth I was shooting at ƒ/2.8 with a lens capable of ƒ/2. That is a very good question and the only answer I have is that I messed up! I was distracted, struggling to find the right spot in the garden to shoot from to get that lovely natural frame of hanging vines!

You can actually check out the process for this shot in the free trial of Episode 8 of RealShoots, it was rather funny and a little bit frustrating as I worked through a few “angle of view” challenges, but I got there in the end!

Natural frames are a great way of adding interest to your image, while helping draw the attention into the centre and your doggy subject. They may involve putting yourself in garden beds or bushes however, so be prepared to put in the work!

Canon EOS 1D X Mark II, Canon EF 135mm ƒ/2L, ISO 640, 1/800 sec, ƒ/2.8

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