Photography podcast #46 talks about being really careful about NOT including distracting elements in your photographs. The eye naturally wanders toward the bright elements in photographs so being aware of brightness problems, unwanted highlights and other distractions will improve your photography.
The 2 images below show how brightness issues and distracting elements can take the viewer’s eye away from the subject. Shot 1 is unmanipulated. Shot 2 has the brighter elements burned in (darkened) very quickly just to illustrate the point. Many thanks to merman from our photography forum for allowing me to use his photograph as a teaching tool.
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