As a photographer, I'm always looking at the background. Is there something distracting? Or how can I use the background to enhance a picture. One of my favorite things to do is bluer out the background like the pictures below. You do this by setting your aperture to a low number. Mine was at F2.8.
See how the yellow flowers have blurred and the girls just pop out? I love it! Recently, I've noticed that I've been using a lot of the same perspectives. One day, I was watching a video by one of my favorite photographers, Brooke Snow. In her video she included the foreground in her photo. It dawned on me, that I don't do that much and a new perspective is what I needed. I love this next picture.
I included the flowers in the foreground and blurred them out. I love the effect and texture it gives the picture. It makes the girls look like their being swallowed up by a field of flowers. Now, not only am I looking at the background but also focusing on the foreground. The foreground can really enhance your picture. Give it a try!