|The Tragic Home - Mojave, California|
This image is all about the "distractions" but note how they are kept to a minimum around the edges of the frame.
The edges are especially important because a distraction on the edge may lead the viewer right out of the photograph. So before you open the shutter, sweep the edges.
|Leaning Ladders - Rosamond, California|
One step further back or to the right would have revealed several distractions around the edges.
A little care prior to opening the shutter will go a long ways later.
|Butterfly - Bakersfield, California|
It is hard to avoid distractions around the edges on a busy image like this, but they can be kept to a minimum.
Photography is a form of nonverbal communication, and unnecessary distraction make that communication less strong. In order to communicate well with you images you must make them as strong as possible. Sweeping the edges will help to ensure that you are effective in your photographic communication.