Choosing your photography backgrounds is one of the most important features to consider when you do photo shoots. It’s amazing what a difference a background can make on the appearance of your image – whether it’s a portrait or a still image. The background can detract or bring forward important features you want to highlight in any image.
Keep Photography Backgrounds Simple
Don’t overthink it and end up with a busy background in an effort to be unique. Most of the time simple is best. You don’t want the background to distract from the image that is supposed to be the main focus.
Avoid Conflicting Messages
While sometimes conflicting messages work well in print advertisements, they don’t often work well in portrait photography. When you think you’ve found a great location, take a few shots of the location without a main image so that you can see how everything looks before you spend time there.