Friday, August 21, 2009

Beware of the Background!

Hi All

This is a real ad that I found in a magazine.

It reminded me of one of my main photo tips: Be Aware of the Background. Or, Beware of the Background - it can make or break a shot!

Explore the light - and watch the background,
Rick
P.S. My guess is that many readers of this blog post would have composed this picture differently :-)

8 comments:

Aldo Risolvo said...

The hair stylist worked VERY hard to get that look! Don't hate Rick!

ScottB said...

I really like it when others have trees growing out of heads, it makes my photos look better . . .

unclejerry said...

I'm pretty sure the Tree Hat is the next big thing.... :o)

Robert J. Sherman said...

Bansai hair styles is in man ... c'mon do you realize how many hours it took to grow her hair into that wonderful style ;)

Michael Daniels said...

Tree head stock photo: $30

Lazy photo editor: $10/hour

In home in time for Wheel of Fortune: priceless.

Thanks for the fun post Rick.

Carolyn Fox said...

I thought the "tree hat" added a little pizazz to the shot. Just kidding! What is difficult to believe is that someone actually selected it for the ad. ????

Rick Sammon said...

all funny thanks for commenting.

jen said...

Love the tree horn coming out of her head, but also thought the studio lighting on the couple was funny. It totally doesn't match the background!