Fill the Frame with Ginger

Project 52-Blog Circle

This post is part of Project 52, in which multiple pet photographers have a goal to have a blog and photos each week based on a topic for the week.  This week the topic is Fill the Frame.  When you finish my post please follow the link at the END of the post to the next talented photographer in the circle.  Then continue to follow each photographer around to the next post until you land back here and have completed the circle.  There are photographers from all over the world participating.  Enjoy!

HI!  My name is Ginger.



My friend Nancy asked if I would assist her in talking about Filling the Frame.  She said she would title it Fill the frame with Ginger”!

That’s me!

By the way, I am around 5 years old and was found wandering the streets of Syracuse.  Some good people picked me up and took me to a shelter.  I love the people that take care of me at Second Chance, but I am longing for a forever family to love and snuggle with.  I am house trained and get excited when I meet new people.  I love children and am okay with cats , but would prefer a house without a dog.

Nancy wants to tell you what it means to fill a frame in photography and why you should think about it when you are taking pictures.

Filling the frame basically means getting close to your subject so that your subject takes up a significant portion of the final Image.  Some reasons to use this technique, would be to:

  • Add visual interest to your image

Nancy took this picture because she felt it added a little bit of interest to the photo because it only shows my left eye and leaves a little negative space in the photograph. 

She also thought it emphasized the details of my beautiful brown eye and face.  

  • Emphasize details of your subject

  • Show or create a mood to the image

I guess I was sad on this day because another family left without me in the car! I am so hoping to go home!  Will you be my family? 

  • Get rid of background clutter

I do need to let you know that I loooooovvvvvvvvvvve this ball.  I could play with it non-stop. I gives me so much joy rolling it around and throwing it the air.  I hope my forever family  finds a ball like this when I am taken home…I would be forever grateful and give you lots of kisses!  

If you want to fill the frame with your photographs, you can achieve this by:

  • Zooming in with your lens

  • Move in close with your feet

  • Crop your shots.

The first two ways are the best as image quality can deteriorate when you crop too much.

Now that you have learned a little about Filling the Frame, PLEASE Come visit me at Second Chance Canine Shelter.  We are open Saturdays and Sundays 10-2.

If you would like to meet Ginger, contact:

Friends of Second Chance Canine Adoption Shelter
6660 E. Seneca Turnpike
Jamesville, NY 13078
Website for Second Chance

Here are some other pictures of dogs at Second Chance also looking for Homes.

Now follow the circle along to Lynda from Heartstrings Photography based in Hamilton, New Zealand.

Nancy Kieffer is a photographer serving  the Central New York and Adirondack region and beyond.  Travel assignments welcomed.   If you would like to book a lifestyle session for your pet, Please email me at or call 315-469-8807

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