Pete's Tips 6 - check the background

17/09/2009 - 18:49

I was photographing fungi yesterday and, like many ePHOTOzine members, shooting subjects like this along with birds or flowers, I tend to shoot at a wide aperture to throw the background totally out of focus.

So today's tip is look at the background, because even when it's out of focus you can often see distracting dark or light shapes, maybe caused by trees, people or a building. Often moving the camera a couple of inches left or right (or up or down) or at a slight angle will result in a fuss free backdrop.