All of us share the instinct to put our subject smack dab in the center of a photo. "That almost always comes off as boring and expected, like a class photo," Winter says. For shots of people, it's often better to have the eye start at one of the four corners of the frame, so it moves around. Sometimes, though, centering a subject can have an impact if the natural environment itself acts as a frame. As with this photo: "This tiger is in the center, but the foliage creates an interesting frame around it that adds depth," he explains. Be sure to remember this advice the next time you encounter a tiger in the wild.
Credit: Steve Winter
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