While your images are focussed on the subject, what will take your images to the next level is to make sure you have better backgrounds in your photos. So what do we mean by that?
Indeed, even though backgrounds are as important as main subjects in images, they are often ignored or underestimated part of photography. This happens because it’s easy to focus on more obvious aspects of the photograph like the main subject or proper exposure and forget to pay attention to the background.
However, the background is powerful enough to either make or break an image. It can help you set the stage and add context to your images. On the contrary, a busy background is usually a bad choice that can overwhelm an image and ruin a great composition and an interesting subject.
These 7 simple tips can help you get better backgrounds in your photos:
1. Make Your Backgrounds Simple And Clean
In majority of cases, compositions require a simple and clean-cut background. Sometimes it’s really hard to contol what’s in the background especially if you’re shooting outdoors. In such cases, you should do your best to move your subject or change the perspective. You can find the side of a building or wall, or perhaps angle the shot so that the sky or ground is your background.
When it comes to shooting indoors, the situation is somewhat easier since you can easily change rooms or backdrops if you’re working in studio. A simple monotone background will ensure that nothing distracts the viewer from the main subject.