So, you’re all set and you’ve got your eye in the viewfinder and you’re ready to “click” the shutter. BUT WAIT….move  in closer (or zoom in closer if you’re using a zoom lens) to your subject (child, hubby, cat, whatever)….now take the picture. Get up close and personal. SO much more life, especially when photographing a child.

If you’ve got a beautiful composition and you need the snow or the trees or the barn in the picture then, yes, absolutely take that first picture. And then after that….go in closer and take it again.