Off-Centered Goat

By: danitacahill

Apr 25 2012

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Category: Animals, composition, Farm, Pets, Portrait photography, Rural Photography

2 Comments

Aperture:f/9
Focal Length:100mm
ISO:1600
Shutter:1/250 sec
Camera:Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi

Composition is a fun thing to experiment with in photography.

I generally place my subjects off-center in the frame – it’s become an automatic thing.

Sometimes I like to play with placing the subjects so far to one side that they are barely hanging in the frame.

Far off-centered can make for some strong images. Take this one, for example. I think it’s more visually interesting than if this cute little goat was placed smack dab in the center of the shot.

This Nubian doe lives at Triangle J Farms in Albany, Oregon. Her name is Bella. To see another photo of Bella with a couple of her goat girlfriends – in a photograph illustrating the use of odd numbers – click here.

Copyright Danita Cahill. All rights reserved.

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2 comments on “Off-Centered Goat”

  1. Julie of Triangle J Farm wrote on my Facebook link: “Bella is Due for her first baby in the coming weeks!”

  2. Julie also asked me if I needed another goat fix before all their kids are sold. Why yes, Julie, I just might! Baby goats are so frisky, cute and fun to photograph.


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