“All photographs are memento mori. To take a photograph is to participate in another person’s (or thing’s) mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time’s relentless melt.”
― Susan Sontag
“Leaving Space in the Frame”
Do you remember I told you, how our eyes following the lines and patterns in the earlier tutorials ? Well same is true with the motion and dynamics. We have an inbuilt tendency to follow a subject in the direction of motion. and its quite obvious that something in motion needs space. Leaving space in the frame provides to the subject not only a pathway but a sense of freedom as well.
This is true not only for subjects in motion but for the stationary elements as well. The frame is just like a box and imagine what do you need the most while putting something in a box ? you need space, to breathe, to feel comfortable. Therefore a photographer will keep this rule in his mind whenever he is willing to make a shot with dynamics and a sense of comfort altogether.
Note : Did you notice how the photographer created this magnificent photograph ? It’s just because he gave the guy jumping from the cliff, lot and lot of space to follow. Let us know your opinions in the comments below your capability to appreciate the art.
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