You’ve seen this line used in many books and movies by criminals, or those thought to be criminals.

Much the same idea Gary Winogrand brings forth the thought that what we choose to put in or leave out of the frame can change the story and impact of an image. It can be as simple as taking the time to think about the background and taking slight a step to the right or left to simplify the area behind the subject. Or it could be taking the subject to a totally different environment to tell a completely different story.

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“Photography is about finding out what can happen in the frame. When you put four edges around some facts, you change those facts.”   Gary Winogrand

Winogrand was a street shooter, advertising photographer, photography instructor and student of the photographic medium. He’s worth a look at to inspire some deeper thinking in how we use photography to skew our stories, for good or bad, when we press the shutter button.

Yours in Creative Photography,      Bob