Hi all! It’s Heidi from sew.craft.create.
Today we’re talking about the background of your photo. The background is just as important as the subject! The right background really makes the photo pop! So, how do you find the right background outside?
It’s all about TEXTURE and COLOR!
Find backgrounds that are either 1) rich in color or 2) full of texture or 3) both!!
Some of my personal favorites are tree roots, rocks and concrete! Yep, you heard me correctly, concrete! When you’re taking photos out on the concrete make sure that there is plenty of space between the subject and the background. Make sure that your F-stop is set to the lowest setting possible. Then take your photo! You will get a blurred background that looks awesome!
Here are some of my favorites that were taken no-where fancy! This one was taken on a sidewalk.
This one was taken on the blacktop at the kid’s school.
When you’re taking photos with tons of texture (that you don’t want blurred) in the background, set your f-stop to a higher number and take your photos! This will create clean, crisp lines and show all that yummy detail!!
Basically get creative! You don’t need to be in the public gardens to get great photos. Take a walk around your neighborhood and scout out unique places that are filled with color and texture.
This will take your photos from good to WOWZA!
Have a fabulous day and an amazing Halloween!