A lot of people don’t realize that a crowded picture doesn’t look good simply because it’s crowded.
I’m talking about flowers and ladders and props here and there all in the same frame.
Sometimes make me think, “Arghhh move all that crap out of the way so I can see the beauty without all the props
Often a key prop, such as an antique chair, a single baloon etc, can add dimension, color, a story or message in your photo. But without overwhelming the viewer.
On the other hand, maybe that’s the look you want, crowded, busy, and confusing, then this post is not for you.
It’s fun to play around with minimalist shots. A girl, holding a single red baloon in an open field.
A boy holding a small stone.
A couple holding hands with an umbrella.
Not a girl with a lollipop, and balloon in an old barn, wearing cowboy boots. Although all great ideas, separate, all together is like someone threw up all their ideas into a photograph.
This of course is an opinion, and as such should be taken as so.
You may think I’m crazy, and boring.
So that is okay, it’s what I have learnt in my experience.