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 🙂