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In my last post on Using Focal Points in Photography I wrote the lines
“Don’t confuse the viewer with too many competing focal points which might overwhelm the main focal point. Secondary points of interest can be helpful to lead the eye but too many strong ones will just clutter and confuse.”
I thought it was worth reiterating in a post of it’s own.
Sometimes what makes a great image stand out is not just what you include in your framing of the image but what you DON’T include.
Each element of an image should add something to to the overall photograph. If it doesn’t you should attempt to leave it out by either using one of the techniques below:
Of course sometimes you can break this rule completely and fill your fame with so many focal points that the clutter itself becomes the point of interest in the shot. Be careful with this because getting it wrong could can really hurt a shot.