Image and Post by Rick Sammon – Follow Rick Sammon on Twitter Scott’s way-cool bear photo a few posts back reminded me of this series of pictures. I could not bear it any longer, and had to share them with you. The pictures illustrates, from left to right: • Poor lighting – the poor bear’s […]

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Those who have followed me for a while or been on one of my workshops have heard me say “background, background, background.” But what is it ABOUT the background you should be looking for? Lots of things is the answer but in this post I’ll address a simple place to start – watch out for […]

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Photography is a two-dimensional pursuit happening in a three-dimensional world. When you see flat, boring, uninspiring photos, this can be just one of the causes. The photographer may not have understood the important relationship between the foreground and the background. You can use this relationship to add interest, change perspective and depth to a photo. […]

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Copyright Nicole Young – All Rights Reserved Post by Nicole Young – Follow Nicole on Twitter When you are taking a photo it’s important to be aware of the foreground and background of the entire scene, and not just the main subject. This is something you hear over and over, especially when you are just […]

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Photo by Scott Bourne If you want your photos to pop, make sure to adequately distance your subject from the background. The further from the background the better. In the case of portraits, I try to maintain a minimum subject-to-background distance of six feet. 10 feet is optimal in most situations. Of course focal length, […]

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