composition: fill the frame

Another beautiful way of composing a picture is to completely fill the frame. Fill it with your fabulous subject. Fill it with your landscape. Fill it with whatever you’re shooting. I’ll include some examples below.
Fill the frame with that little face…completely. At times I will even cut off a slight portion of the head (or chest) whatever feels right. Fill your viewfinder with that beautiful face and then…click. Try it. Look. See if you like it. I love it. More emotion. More sweetness. Just more.


  1. Nina Abdulla on March 2, 2010 at 10:35 am

    I ordered my new lens! Got the 50mm 1.8 you recommended. I’m so excited to start practicing with adjusting my ISO too. Thanks!

  2. Karle on March 2, 2010 at 11:25 am

    Awwww… seeing my sweet little boy on your blog! Just precious! I love his little expression that you captured!!! :) Thanks Cori!

  3. Thauna on April 28, 2010 at 9:57 am

    Love this post…love your blog. :o) And I love your tips!

  4. Rachel Unruh on May 10, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    It’s neat to read and see my daughters love for God’s people and His creation’s!

  5. Melba Smith on June 13, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    I am working on starting a new business and I am SO grateful to have found you! I have struggled with some things and your explanation is the way I understand!! Yea I don’t feel so dumb now!