It takes the meeting of several factors to create a good photo, and the absence or poor execution of any one of them can often derail the entire image. Some of these factors are obvious, but some can sneak up on us, often not noticed until we are back at home to examine our shots on our computers. This great video essay discusses one of the tricker factors and what you can do to get it right.
Coming to you from aows, this awesome video essay discusses the importance of distractions in compositions and why it is so crucial to be on the lookout for them. Almost all of us have had the experience of coming home, thinking we got a fantastic shot, only to pull it up on the computer and see something majorly distracting that we did not even notice when we were behind the camera. This is because we tend to get a bit of tunnel vision around our subject, and in our desire to get that just right, we overlook things that detract from the overall impact of the frame. As the video notes, the things you exclude from your composition are just as important (sometimes, even more) as those you include. Check out the video above for the full rundown.