For those of you familiar with Photoshop and what a layer is, that isn't what I'm referring to here.
I'm talking about using different 'layers' in your photos in order to establish perspective, visual interest, and to lead attention to whatever is the main subject of your photo.
Let's look at a couple of examples.
In the photo below, there are at least two layers clearly visible. The first is the out of focus layer of the crib bars. Then the second layer is the in-focus adorable baby. This photo gives you the impression that you are looking in on his life, creating a strong feeling of privilege and intimacy.
If you aren't sure how to make the foreground or the background blurry, you can check out an in depth explanation on aperture here, and a simplified tip on how to blur your background here.
Stay tuned next Tuesday for another Love Your Camera: Weekly Photography Tip!