It’s unfortunate, but backgrounds are an often-forgotten part of photography. It’s easy to focus on other aspects of the photo, like the main subject or focal point, and forget to pay attention to what’s happening in the background.
Backgrounds deserve better! The background can either make or break an image, and is one of the easiest ways to transform a lackluster composition into an exceptional photograph. The background can help set the stage, add context to portraits, or lead the viewer through a photo. On the other hand, a busy or distracting background can overwhelm an image, ruining an otherwise good composition.
If you’re looking for a simple way to step up your photography and enhance your photos, the humble background can help you take your photography to a new level.