Add Something?

It’s easy to add something to a painting. It’s even easier to subtract something. If I’m trying to improve composition I try to remove something rather than add something. I also try to rearrange parts of the image and the benefit is that I have the item in the photo, it’s just not in exactly the right place but the light direction is usually OK.

The idea for this post came from reading from Murray Phillips website. His notes are worthwhile reading.