I’ve gone out today with my camera phone, to begin exploring the theme of taking photos, on a neutral background. The aim is to remove all identity of the place (context), so that the subject remains as the only focus. Does this draw the eye into the subject detail.
The wind was too strong to do this without an assistant today. I’ll go back out tomorrow and ask a member of the public to help me. However I took some photos trying to minimise the background, and this will at least give me a comparison for when I successfully complete the exercise.
I tried to use the wall as a background. But I didn’t put my phone onto manual, so I have lost the detail with the light.
Too much background distracts from the detail. I may take this into Lightroom tomorrow and see if I can delete the background and enhance the detail, which is there.
This is the better photo. I will go back with my Vello extension tubes and white paper and see what I come back with.
This has the potential to make a good photo. A bit of sellotape to move the background rosehip, string to move some of the foreground, Vello extension tubes for a macro shot with the natural green background. The background will have no detail as the vello ensure an incredibly narrow depth of field.
A natural background that’s too distracting. I will use some of my macro photography for the exercise, because good macro photos with natural backgrounds can be highly effective.