How to improve your photography #2

I've posted in this blog before about how removing distractions can help make a photo better. One way of doing this, especially for portraits, is to get close to your subject. Distracting backgrounds or foregrounds are no longer a problem if they're not even in the photo, and the results can be quite dramatic. So next time you take someone's photo, try taking it as you normally would, then step closer and take another, then step closer again...

If you decide to give it a go, post your results on my Facebook page, I'd love to see them!