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Problem picture #2

The opportunity was there for a good picture


What would you do to improve this picture?
What would you do to improve this picture?

This photograph, which catches your interest right away, could have been a real winner if the photographer had taken some simple steps to improve the composition.

WHAT'S WRONG WITH IT?

The shooting angle is too high.

The image illustrates the number one problem that adults have in photographing children. The shooting angle is too high. The shot was taken from the adult's level, and children should be photographed at their level. How low should you be? Get down to the child's eye level, and your picture will look natural. Visit our section on photographing children for more pointers.

The subject's face is not shown. We are looking at the child's back, and missing his expression and the close-up looks of curiosity on the faces of the cattle.

WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN DONE.

If the photographer had moved around to the left, crouched down to the level of the little boy, then filled the frame with the main elements - facial expression, out-stretched hand, heads of the curious cattle - the resulting picture would have been worthy of framing.

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Children
Get down to their level when shooting kids
Livestock
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