Another message I iterate often is the need to keep it simple.
A good photo is often distinguished by its simplicity. Everything in the photo is there for a reason – or it’s not there.
Simple can be achieved by:
- Filling the frame (zooming in or stepping closer)
- Changing your viewpoint
- Blurring the background
- Moving things or people.
An example of blurring and subsequent cropping:
As you see, a simple crop makes the picture better. The crop tool in Lightroom should be your best friend! An even tighter crop would be even better, I bet.
View the picture at full size and you can see me taking the shot.