Following the Basics of Photography lecture, we had a critique night with experienced photographers reviewing photos related to the lecture. This was commentary only, no scoring, and many members joined in the discussion. One tag line became "less is more", a reminder to make the main subject fill the screen and stand out to the viewer. One technique is to use depth of field to isolate the subject and blur the background. A tripod is a useful accessory to slow shutter speed and ensure sharpness but also to slow down the whole process and make you really think about the scene. When editing pay attention to where the viewer's eye naturally goes and remove all other distractions while still leaving some breathing room around the main subject.