I have admired old world type setter prints for many years, as we do have setters in our dog family. Here's an example by Percival Leonard Rosseau painted in 1916 (his work can be found up until 1937, when he passed).
Had Lilah been in the middle of the photo, I don't think it would have had the same impact. So deciding how to ultimately use the space around your subject is an important decision to make.
Especially when you make your dog Queen for a day.
Again, a use of space, darkness and light, brings the eye to Billie and her quirkiness as a Queen. In simple snapshots, if you use your space wisely, you will get a much better photograph.
Happy Friday the 13th! Have a great weekend!
To see more about space in your photos, visit the blog circle, starting with Susannah Maynard of Pet Love Photography, serving Greater Cincinnati, the San Francisco Bay Area, and destinations nationwide.