Nate with a plant behind his head
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Be aware of backgrounds.
Another important aspect to shooting a great picture is being aware of your background. More times than not, people are so focused on the subject of the photograph that they don't pay attention to what is going on behind the action. "Sometimes you have to look over your subject. Look behind the subject a little bit and see what is there. Maybe just changing the angle will make a much more visually interesting picture," says George.

One of the most common mistakes amateur photographers make is shooting a picture and accidentally getting a tree branch or umbrella stand in the shot. Oftentimes that branch can look like it is coming out of someone's head!

In this photo it looks like designer Nate Berkus has a plant coming out of his head!

By moving the camera angle, Nate is in the clear!

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