View 53: A New Coat

My daughter models her new winter coat.

My daughter models her new winter coat.

My daughter finally gets a winter coat she likes this Christmas. It’s been a search that has lasted a couple of years. She and the rest of us are very happy about it

Okay…I know technically last week was the last View for 2008 but since I never did go back and replace View 1 with a photo, this is really the 52nd View with a photo. 🙂 This photo demonstrates a couple of things I tell people when they ask me how to improve their photos. One, fill the frame! If I included the room where she is wearing the coat, you’d probably miss her beautiful smile. Two, framing as the coat’s fake fur does around my daughter’s face.

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9 Responses to View 53: A New Coat

  1. Hey, I’m OK with 53 views, since the year isn’t quite over yet 😉
    Very nicely framed picture, and well captured. You can tell how happy she is to finally have found THE coat!
    I’m curious, do you crop your pictures in-camera, or afterwards? I used to alway fill the frame in-camera (thanks to the old film days) but now remind myself to leave a little room for cropping – depending on who or what I photograph.


  2. stphoto says:

    This was cropped in the camera. I tend to forget to leave room for cropping later from my wedding photography days. What I try to do is shot a few photos now with various angles and framing.

    Since most of my shooting is for the web, I normally don’t worry about print ratios like 8×10 or 11×14.

    And, yes, she has THE coat now. 🙂


  3. This does make a great shot. You caught everything needed for this photo to work. Looks like the coat will keep you kid plenty warm.


  4. stphoto says:

    Thanks, Preston!

    Just added your blog to my list of favorites (see list on the right). Should have done that long ago as I really like your and Anna’s photography.



  5. giiid says:

    Your daughters smile and happy eyes are the story at this photo, and you are telling it very clear with this framing. She is so sweet.


  6. giiid says:

    Happy new year to you and your family, Scott. I has been great to se your photos, read your stories, and receive your comments.
    I hear that you have plans for a blogchange, wonder what it can be…


  7. C.A.Margonper says:

    What a lovely, lovely picture! It’s so sweet!



  8. Mitch says:

    My goodness, this is a great photo, and it works because you’re not showing the room in the background, which I’ve always thought was a no-no because of perspective. I guess that shows why I’m not a photographer. lol


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