- We practiced more simplification, making sure we have only ONE subject and that all extraneous information is removed so that our viewer's eyes are only drawn to the subject.
- We discussed the role of aperture in blurring out backgrounds to help with simplification and making sure our subject is the only thing in focus.
- Remember, using a shallow depth of field will help with having blurred out backgrounds.
- This is a form of simplification in photography.
- Shoot photos practicing using low aperture f-stops (lower the number, more open the aperture, more blurred your photos). Make sure you are still working with a single simple subject.
- More advanced users...
- Try using shallow depth of field with different tools to have a modified foreground and background. Think using one of the camera hacks that McKinnon uses below... Or just use great foreground and background to isolate your subject like crazy!