Pictures don't just come out looking right. If you look at some of the pictures you especially like, you will notice that the way the picture was composed probably has a lot to do with it. What we mean by composition is how you place your subject(s) on the blank canvas that's your 4x6 (or 5x7 or 8x10).
Backgrounds present both opportunities and challenges to photographers. On the one hand they can put a subjects in context and make it stand out in a way that highlights it wonderfully – but on the other hand backgrounds can overwhelm subjects and distract from them.
Urban landscapes are one of my favourite photographic subjects. We just love the excitement and vibrancy of a busy city, and find that they are absolutely packed full of interesting subjects. The fast pace of change also means that there's always something new to photograph.
We cannot emphasize how important it is to give your subject the place of importance in an image. It’s correct placement and the removal of any competition only makes the photo more effective. Besides creating memories that are truly memorable it gives an overall quality to your photos.