Simple Tricks For Finding Clean Backgrounds In Bad Locations

How To Find Clean Portrait Backgrounds In Cluttered Locations

In this video Matt Granger covers how to really zero in on a subject despite being in a location where the background is less than pleasing.

Granted sometimes you want to include the background because it tells a story about the image. I however am of the belief that that’s the exception not the rule. Learning to use focal length to compress your background is an essential skill for the portrait photographer outside of the studio.


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Johnny Yakubik is the Founder- Editor- Publisher- Chief Cook and Bottle Washer at Modern Lens Magazine. He's a professional family and portrait photographer living in Southern California. You can see some of his work at


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