Ha - I just went upstairs and created a photo with a lot of mistakes - all of which detract. We're trying to show off the rifle. Hey, it's only a Glenfield but I like it.
What you don't want to see are: my socks, the carpet, my dog, the camera strap hanging down into the photo... And the flash overwhelms the rifle. Also, trying to get the entire rifle into the photo isn't usually necessary. This is NOT a good way to show off our rifles: