Sometimes, you take photos and you realize there is a lot of clutter in the background. Maybe it is a group of people, a bunch of traffic, or even a big trash can. No matter what, it distracts from what the focus of the picture is. You may even think ‘Do I really even want to use this photo?‘
Well I am here to show you there is hope. There are two techniques for getting the focus back on the subject you want. The first is cloning. This is a post production photo technique to actually remove the offending object from the photo.
Creative Memories Memory Manager has this functionality and it is very easy to use. And the cool thing is that the original photo is not changed so if you don’t like it you can undo it. Since I use a Mac, I work with Aperture. It does the same thing for a much higher price.
I love this photo of my boys at Stormalong Bay at the Beach Club. But the woman in the background and the kids swimming next to them take away from the photo.