Fill The Frame / by Michael Dunn

Something you may hear from some when it comes to composition is Fill The Frame. Get close. I have no problem with that. One whose work I admire, Ralph Gibson, does that with his nude subjects. I reference his book. Nude, for ideas. But, I've been lucky enough to shoot in some spots where filling the frame meant environment first then my subject. Most of the time the environment ended up being the main subject while the woman just added to it. 

Pascale, New Mexico

Pascale, New Mexico

Scale. There is beauty in it. Many do it. Some don't do it enough. (just my opinion) When you get to use a big space take advantage of it. 

Erin, Topsail Beach

Erin, Topsail Beach

Most of the time I visualize things as large prints that I would want to see hung up. You get a large landscape image with a beautiful woman in it all in one.

Alycia, Cedar Island

Alycia, Cedar Island

J and J, The Marsh Road

J and J, The Marsh Road

It comes down to preference. Everyone has their own style and I can respect that. I'm just making an observation. If you're lucky enough, though, to get a nude subject someplace out in the open try to create something that would make for a good story later.