1. Look along all the corners & frame of your viewfinder & think once is it all ok?
2. Whatever being seen in viewfinder is really needed in the frame or not?
3. Is any change in angle is going to avoid background distractions?
4. Is any change is going to avoid exposure problems like bright sky?
5. Is any change is going to give you more contrast with subject?
.... & much more can be asked. It comes with practice & practice. A beginner may ask like how can I see all that in one second? It comes with practice & until then you can breath more before clicking :)
But what if you didn't able to shoot as you were planning? In such cases cropping is the key. I am very particular about cropping the images & expects everyone should be. There are number of reasons for cropping your images like:
There are number of rules suggesting how to crop or not. But don't hesitate to break such rules unless your composition is strong enough. You may see in my number of images I cropped out chin in my portrait shots & I don't think I have done anything wrong with the subjects. It helps me to place my subject engaged with viewers until they forget about cropped chin. The images in this blog are showing such examples. Hope you like the images & small tips about framing & cropping. I will like to add more about cropping may be in next blog. Enjoy shooting & cropping :)