How to Shoot A Compelling “Beyond” Image
First things first. When composing any photography, I quickly fire through the following checklist in my head:
Foreground – What is the best foreground to draw interest to my subject?
Subject – What am I composing my shot around?
Background – Is this the best background to draw interest to my subject?
Sure, I’m reviewing photography 101 stuff (Subject, foreground, background), but careful attention to the details of these three things will make or break a great image.
The “Beyond” Shooting Technique
The only requirements for the technique “beyond” to work, aside from the three questions above: (1) That the foreground be beautiful, interesting, or otherwise compelling… and (2) That the background be similarly strong. This is especially true for the foreground. If the foreground is boring, out of focus, overexposed, or unattractive, the picture won’t work.
~ Happy Shooting ~