Background in photography – Week 4 Photography Challenge 2022.

WHAT ROLE is your BACKGROUND playing in your final image? You have choices and decisions to make!

Background in photography is important.

Hedon Viewfinders – 52 Week Photography Challenge 2022.


The background in your image is as important as the main subject. When considering your composition you’ve got to look at the background and make sure what role it is playing in the final image.

Is the background clear and focussed or creatively blurred? Does the background complement or distract from the main subject? Can you move the camera, subject and/or background to get a more pleasing result? Will the time of day or the season in which you take the photograph affect the result and the background?

The story can be in the background and give the image a context. Or you can seek to eliminate the background entirely.

Your background is important! In your photograph for this week’s challenge, you need to be able to show us how you have considered the background – what decisions did you make!?

Background in photography is important.
The timing of your photograph- the decisive moment when you capture the image – can determine the background in landscape photography.
Background in photography is important.
Keep your background clear, or blur the background?

EACH WEEK for 2022, we will introduce a new Challenge, Task or Idea to stimulate you into taking new photographs. It’s just for fun. We hope you join in each week. If you’ve had a go at one of the ideas before, then don’t miss it out; instead, try to approach the challenge in a new way.

Join in 0n our Facebook Group page with the chat and banter about these challenges; get tips and advice from other members.

52 Week Photography Challenge 2022

Author: Ray Duffill

The Hedon Blog 'Beat-Blogger'. Bringing 'hyperlocal' news to local people; better informed, engaged and active local communities! Email:

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