Photo 52.2/Framed: Classic Portraiture (Full Body): Week 37

This is week 37 of our Photo 52.2 blog circle. As we continue to explore classic portraiture, this week we are delving into composition for full body portraits. Like the three-quarter shot we explored last week, full body composition offers clues and context about the subject being portrayed. In many instances, the photographer will stand a considerable distance from the subject, getting a a wide shot that reveals rich and detailed information about the subject's life and personality. This kind of shot is excellent for storytelling, although the photographer must take care to ensure the subject is well-composed within the frame so they do not get lost in a busy background or otherwise compete for the viewer's attention .In other cases, a photographer may direct their subject to get into a variety of body positions (sitting, kneeling, or even lying down) in order to achieve a medium shot, which can be more intimate while still offering a narrative glimpse into the subject's life. 

This is my choice for this week. This sweet little one was waiting inside the church for her little brother to come in and enjoy his baptism and baby naming.

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