Shooting Ideas: Don’t make the background distracting (1)

Oftentimes pictures improve by doing a number of little things.  Not everyone has supermodels, crews with lights and expensive camera equipment to control all aspects of the shoot.  Not every picture is a production, thought about for months and planned carefully.

We simply want to take our camera and take a quick snap – nothing wrong with that.

The picture below has issues with it, starting with the subject 🙂  But kidding aside – when taking a picture a quick look of what is happening BEHIND the subject goes a long way.  While in this case the whole background is a distraction, the pole coming out of my head does not help either.

This can be easily fixed by moving the subject, or surprise surprise taking a few steps to the side and shooting it another way.

Just something to think about next time you ask everyone to smile 🙂


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