Friendly Friday Challenge- All or nothing

Unfortunately, the Friendly Friday Challenge has come to an end with this final challenge.

Thanks a ton to the team, SandySarah, Amanda and other guest hosts who all contributed to this great show on this blogosphere.

We, the participants miss you guys!

And we are the losers!

“The most beautiful moments always seemed to accelerate and slip beyond one’s grasp just when you want to hold onto them for as long as possible.”
E.A. Bucchianeri

All or nothing is a difficult proposition in real life!

You are for all or nothing?

I guess both are extreme.

There has to be some balance. Don’t you agree?

All or nothing thinking is said to be a cognitive distortion.

I guess it’s a personality disorder.

Here people drive themselves hard.

In the medical field, one comes across the ‘All or none phenomenon’ (Physiology).

“Don’t use all-or-nothing thinking. Take each day as its own day, and don’t worry about it if you mess up one day. The most important thing you can do is just get back up on the horse” Henry Cloud


My apologies, I am digressing from the topic.

My friend, are you interested in photography?

If not find some time to learn the basics of photography.

It’s so much fun.

You need not aim to become a professional.

Being an amateur is enough and you will be amazed to know how much joy you have been missing all these days.

Neither you need to spend a fortune on gadgets.

Just your cell phone is enough

“The best camera is the one that you have with you” Chase Jarvis

Photography blogs in WordPress are doing a great service to beginners with their articles and various challenges.

And taking part in various photography challenges keeps your brain busy.

Just make photography a hobby.

The only condition you must follow is that you should be aware of your surroundings while busy taking pictures.


It’s the space around the object itself that helps define the positive space or the main focus.

In other words, it creates the right relationship between the area of interest and the background.

In the image below you can see the trunk of a gigantic tree taking a large portion of the background, at the same time drawing our eyes towards the tiny plant that is making an effort to survive under the giant’s shadow.


“Contour, negative space, and measurements. You just learned the three important lessons in drawing and saved yourself four years of art school” Danny Gregory


It’s just the opposite of using negative space.

In photography language, filling the frame has a different meaning. Here you must know the meaning of the term ‘frame’.

We are not talking about hanging a photo on the wall.

It means, fill your photograph with more of your subject.

Here you are making your subject a large proportion of your image.

And you are taking the click very close to your subject.

As a photographer, you must be knowing the famous quote of Robert Capa

“If your pictures aren’t good enough, you are not close enough”

Of course, you can’t go near a lion and take a pic of its eyes or whiskers!

There are four ways by which you can make your subject larger in the image, thus bringing all the attention of the viewer.

  1. Get closer to your subject by physically moving your body.
  2. You can use your zoom lens (18-200mm lens) without moving physically.
  3. You can crop the image to your satisfaction. There is no right or wrong way to crop. You are the creator and beauty in the eyes of the beholder!
  4. Having a macro lens is great fun!

The general rule says that when you are cropping the images of people, don’t crop at joints. (Elbows, wrists or knees)


“Lord empty me of me so I can be filled with you” Unknown

Are positive space & fill the frame Same?

I am not sure about this.

Professional photographers among the readers can help me understand better.

Thank you for your visit.

Take care, my friend.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏


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This post is part of Sarah’s Friendly Friday Challenge- All or nothing


6 thoughts on “Friendly Friday Challenge- All or nothing

  1. Thank you for joining in and expanding on the two concepts so engagingly! I love your two shots and both are excellent examples 🙂 There will actually be one more FFC post, from Amanda this week, so do look out for that!

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  2. What an inspiring post! And thanks for the confirmation that my iPhone just might be enough. It’s so handy and easy to take along that I now have more glimpses into the life I’m leading right now. This is a nice tribute to the ones who have hosted prompts — ones that make us re-assess and re-think what our photos reveal.

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