29 May 2012

BACKGROUND - make or break!

Choosing a  great background for a  portrait can often make the image work. A few photographers concentrate on the subject and on their equipment and forget the background. As a result, a really top image can be compromised.
In the preparation phase, walk the streets or ride your bike searching out backgrounds that are going to suit particular subjects. An ornate door, a cavernous warehouse, an old wooden facade or just plain clean air!
In this shot I knew what the girls would be wearing and chose a blue wall in South Fremantle. IA red or yellow scooter would have been the icing on the cake,
So give your background a fair amount of thought before you set up.

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