|This image was shot upward to avoid a potentially cluttered background and allow for the monochromatic sky to be used to emphasize the person's character.|
|Here it's not clear where the background starts or ends, and creates a visually interesting shot in one sense.|
-Intricate and Complicated- Intricate backgrounds are potentially beneficial because they can tell a story all their own. Try not to have backgrounds that detract from the overall meaning of the photograph. Instead, they should add a sense of place.
How Can I Improve the Backdrops in my Images?
2. Avoid distracting elements. Distracting objects take away from your photograph's message, unless of course that's part of your message. This means don't have objects protruding out of your subject's heads.
|I find this to be a good balance between the space devoted to the foreground and the background while the backdrop successfully adds character and a sense of place to the subject.|