This weeks challenge is to step back and take a wider view….not with your wide angle lens, I’m talking about image editing. I had a comment made on an image recently that the corner was a little dark, so I stepped back to consider the feedback. On it’s own I felt that the corner looked fine, but as a whole I could understand the point, it was the darkest part of the image, so when referenced to everything else it could stand out.
It’s tempting to focus in closely on a specific area or spend time with an adjustment that can lead us to miss the big picture if we’re not careful. Bringing the image together as a whole should not be overlooked It could be something very subtle that pulls the image apart.
Sometimes we just need a fresh eyes approach. So make sure you take time to step back and look at your images as a whole, take a break, zoom out, stand back, how do the elements work together? The contrast, colours, lines and shapes, do they all play together?