Black Dog

Photograph by Tarik Mahmutovic, My Shot

The simplicity of this poignant photograph by Tarik Mahmutovic is strengthened by the way he cropped it. Nothing distracts from the basic black of the puppy’s body, so we are pulled into its mournful eyes. —Annie Griffiths

Photo Tip: Keeping the color palette simple by cropping out any distracting background can call attention to the most important elements of a photograph. Remember, black and white are colors too.

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