How to get rid of black box in Illustrator CC?


I'm trying to work with this photo in Illustrator CC, but there is this black box in the center of the page. I tried ignoring it but when I save my image, it only saved whats in the black box....yet I can't seem to decrease the size to just the box. I'm sure there is a very simple reason for this but I can't figure it out. I'm self taught with Adobe so some basic things have been caught later on (and usually when I'm under a deadline). enter image description here

7/19/2014 4:12:00 PM

Select the photo.

Choose Object > Artboards > Fit to Artwork

The "black box" is your artboard (canvas).

7/18/2014 11:01:00 PM