How to Use Fill the Frame in Photography to Improve your Composition

A Strong Composition can make your photograph stand out. Asking yourself questions like what emotion/mood you want to convey through your photo, who is the main subject in the scene and so on, will help you compose interesting images. We have explained how to use Rule of Thirds Composition, Centred Composition and Leading Lines in our earlier blogs, now let us learn Fill the Frame Composition!

What is Fill the Frame Composition

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Fill the Frame Composition simply means you capture the image of your main subject in such a way, so as to make it appear larger in your photograph. This composition instantly draws the attention of the viewer to your subject.

Why to Use Fill the Frame Composition in Photography

To allow the viewer to focus completely on your subject.

To bring out more details of the photographed subject.

To keep the image free from cluttered backgrounds, foregrounds or any other distractions that aren’t relevant to your subject.

How to Use Fill the Frame Composition in Photography

Zoom in your lens such that the (large) image of your subject fills the frame of your DSLR.


Move closer to your subject to capture its details. (You can even crop out the edges of the subject to make it more interesting).


After you click the picture, crop the image. But, we suggest – don’t crop it more or else you may end up with a pixelated (low quality) image.

Tip: Use wide Aperture opening (small f-number) which will make the background blur and help your subject stand out and highlight its details.

We bring you ‘Jo & His Camera’ Comic Strips wherein a Magical Camera gives DSLR photography tutorials to Jo.

To understand Fill the Frame Composition, Click on the below Image to see the Comic wherein the Camera explains Jo, the concept of Fill the Frame Composition with the help of practical examples.

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So, go ahead and experiment with different composition techniques to create extraordinary images!

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