What’s that in your Background?

by Ron on August 21, 2008

I recently read a post by Scott Bourne in which he emphasized the importance of considering your background BEFORE you even start shooting.

It’s not that I NEVER consider the background, but I must admit that I seldom consider the background before the subject. Oh sure, if you’re in front of the Grand Canyon we all do, but in everyday shots with our kid in the foreground, I usually frame her, then move a little to adjust the background.

After reading his post, I find myself approaching every shot by looking 20-100 feet past where the subject will be. Then pick a line based on the view.

Thanks, Scott… good stuff.

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