One thing for better photos - Simplify

PHOTO 1Less can be more when it comes to improving the quality and impact of your photos. Great photos often have a strong, single point of interest, a specific element that captures the viewer’s attention.

Try simplifying your photos by carefully using framing and composition to “remove” unnecessary elements.

PHOTO 2. Photo 1 (top) is a nice seascape at sunset, but it lacks a clear point of interest. Photo 2 (above) has more impact as it focuses on a single subject: the sunset. Imagine the final photo hanging in your living room and ask yourself, “What do I want people to see in this picture?” Then compose and shoot the image to draw attention to your desired point of interest.

 

“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.”
~ Hans Hofmann, artist