So I thought this week's group 1 assignment would be easy. It's just the simple, basic "Rule of Thirds". Well I found something out about myself this past week..I most often shoot VERY close up, filling the frame with my subject. It has been a challenge for me to step back. Especially since I've determined that my 24-105m is shooting soft and I can't stand it!! I screw up the focus enough on my own, I certainly don't need the lens to help contribute to this. So these past few days I've JUST been shooting with my 50mm f/1.8. This has been tough because I HAVE to step back to get anything in frame. So, here are a couple of attempts at stepping back. pic #1: I like the "tough chick" expression on her face, but am not loving how she is looking into the edge of the frame. Also, I know I clipped the edge of the chair..bummer. f/6.3, 1/250, ISO 160 @ 50mm Pic #2: Ok, imagine me..sitting on the ground, holding the reflector with my feet stretched out as far as they would go, leaning back (getting in my ab workout) to get this picture completely in the frame..and I STILL clipped the chair!! f/5, 1/400, ISO 160 @ 50mm This last shot was taken with a flash bounced off the wall behind me. I know I STILL managed to clip her elbow. f/2.2, 1/250, ISO 160 @ 50mm Thanks for your input. I took some really great shots over the past couple of days, but most of them were up close and filling the frame..I guess this was a good assignment for me. I am now aware of this and will hopefully add some variety to my photography.