Every time I search for or scout a new location to shoot at in Louisville, I always have to consider the background and how much of the background am I going to include in the image. By saying “including”, I mean how much of the background am I going to have in focus.
The reason why photographers have to consider this is because the difference between the background in focus and the background out of focus is a huge difference. In the two picture below, you can see the difference between in focus background and out of focus background.
Sometimes you may be going for one photography effect, and then again; sometimes another photography effect. Usually when the background is unattractive, I will choose to make the background out of focus which can result in a beautiful, muslin like, in studio type image but taken outdoors. So next time your in Louisville and you have a crummy background to work with, don’t be afraid to still do the photo shoot. Just remember to blow out the background.