Photography Tip — Simplify the frame

Sometimes the easiest way to improve the composition of a photo is to simplify the content that is shown in the photo. When framing up to take a photo it’s normal to focus on your subject and take the shot. To simplify a composition we need to take a few moments to look at what is around the subject in the frame. Does it need to be there? Is it contributing to the story you want this photo to tell?

Sometimes it can be a simple as taking a step to the side or getting a little closer. Sometimes it’s about getting further away. If you want part of the landscape around…