When you have a circus-themed party, it makes sense that you will also have photos of clowns. For this image of a party clown, I took care to place him a proper distance from the stage so I could center the word Circus in between his hands. Being able to envision the final image is key to food photography, and in this case, the extra effort paid off. Had the clown been on the stage, the Circus sign would have been too far about his head to have had any impact. And if I'd positioned the clown further away, the width of the Circus sign would have been too small. Finding the perfect distance enabled me to center the words perfectly between the clown's outstretched arms, which in turn created a more fun and compelling image.