A Simple Tip to Improve Your Portraits

When I was first starting out in photography, someone told me about this “trick,” but I didn’t really understand it. So I basically disregarded it and forgot about it. Then later, as I started truly studying photos that I admired, it finally clicked. I began implementing this in my work and I felt like my photographs improved by leaps and bounds.

The trick?

Put something in the foreground of the image:

It gives depth and a visual interest to the photo, as well as frames your subject. It can take an ordinary photo and make it just a little extraordinary! Check out the image below. I could have shot the dress straight on with just the doors in the frame, but I decided to back up into the doorway and include a bit of that in the frame. It just makes the photo a bit more interesting.

Now, go out and try this and share it with us on Facebook! Yay, I’m giving out my first assignment! ;)

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