I chose three very short videos with a common theme, cleaning up your backgrounds with portraits. Where I see the problem most often is in wedding galleries. I've seen hundreds, if not thousands of images, that with just a little attention, would have been so much stronger.
These videos are so worth watching as a reminder to take more control over your images. Bryan demonstrates how to clean up the background by actually replacing it; then by fine-tuning the depth of field and finally simply by moving and changing his shooting angle.
I know somewhere out there a few of you might be insulted feeling this is just too basic, but before you roll your eyes, check out the images in your galleries. Every image you share needs to be outstanding and demonstrate why you're better than any client's "Uncle Harry".
There are 1500+ videos in Adorama's archives. Each one a testimony to why they're "more than a camera store"! When was the last time you just took a scroll through AdoramaTV?