Com­pos­ing with crea­tures

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One of the big­gest chal­lenges is com­pos­ing shots ef­fec­tively. Ide­ally you want a clear back­ground with no dis­trac­tions, so the viewer’s eye is drawn to the sub­ject. Throw­ing the back­ground out of fo­cus helps. It’s also im­por­tant to leave some space for the sub­ject to be look­ing into or mov­ing into [3], and while some­times a tight crop will work well, on other oc­ca­sions in­clud­ing more of the en­vi­ron­ment in the shot, with the sub­ject rel­a­tively small in the frame, can make a more pow­er­ful im­age.

When I’m out on photo shoots I gen­er­ally use my Nikon D800 plus Nikon 300mm f/4 lens and 1.4x tele­con­verter. The D800’s 36 megapix­els en­able me to cap­ture pho­tos that hold masses of de­tail, and my hus­band and

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