Here’s the next tip for the composition of a shot.
Driving in NC, hubby and drove past these great railroad tracks. I knew the lighting was tricky, but could yield some great shots. So, hubby turned around and let me do a photo shoot.
I started shooting and loved the reflection of the sun off the tracks. However, my first shots weren’t that great. Here is one of them.
See where the road crosses the tracks? It’s very distracting. It draws your attention to the road, not the tracks.
Once I caught this, I moved across the road and look at the shots I got then.
Remember to really look at what’s in your shot. Shoot clean. Move if you need to to edit out the distracting stuff. I don’t have hours on end to crop and fix photos and you probably don't either. Be more aware of what’s actually in your shot. Try to shoot clean and your skills will definitely increase!