eliminating distractions definition
The key to getting rid of distracting objects in your photographs is to be aware of them in the first place. Only then can you work to eliminate of them before tripping the shutter.
This means carefully examining the entire viewfinder, especially near the edges and the corners. It also means looking for unwanted items in the foreground and background. It's all too easy to get so focused on your main subject (no pun intended) that you lose sight of ugliness elsewhere in the frame. It's easiest to do this careful evaluation of the scene if your camera is mounted on a tripod, but even if you are holding your camera in your hands you should go through this check of the entire image.