*Warning* These are not my most impressive photos ever, but they are perfect for illustrating my points and since I learn and remember what I learn best by writing out what I am learning, you are stuck with them.
Ever since I took 30 photos of Sunflower with a plant for hair, I've known of the need for conciously eliminating distracting elements in my photos (though I didn't know of fancy names for it!)
Kat's willingness to freely share the different things that go into enhancing a photo or bring more interest to it's composition. Each exploring the camera topic has been eye opening and I know will ultimately improve my photography.
Here is one example of what she taught us last week that I practiced at the beach on Saturday--actively thinking about what she had said.
The first shot:
So since I did want the more cohesive group sand shot, even though Sunflower is still the only one really in focus, I took Kat's second advice for eliminating things~crop the photo~and I cropped the second photo.
So there you have it, one person's process of elimination and how that can change the whole look of a photo, for good or for bad!