Second Lines and Experiments
I’m reminding myself that many pictures could use a crop or two. I typically try to fill the frame with the subject that I want within the borders of the picture.
That’s not always easy.
If you photograph sports the subject is moving, and the photographer is stationary. If you photograph something like second lines both the subject and the photographer is moving. It’s likely that the subject is moving toward the photographer and the photographer is walking backwards, or back stepping. Photographers are the third line.
Sometimes photographers luck takes place and your picture fits nicely in the frame. Mostly that doesn’t happen. There is extraneous information usually found at the edges of the picture.
Crop the picture to the heart of it, to the subject, not only cleaning it up, but making it more dramatic.