Try this as an exercise. You’ve got three minutes. Describe your image and give me some idea of what motivated you. Intimidating? Impossible? Here’s how.
Its the middle the day in the middle of summer. The sun’s shining and you’re out with a bunch of friends intent on taking some photographs. And the light’s dreadful. What to do?
Finding someone else to help with editing our pictures and choose our collections can prove useful. It works in other fields; why not photography too?
Consider the use of monochrome to concentrate your viewers’ eyes on the real subjects of your photos.
I feel like something of a scratched record about this, banging on about photographic intentions yet again. But it’s important.
One of the hardest lessons to learn when starting with photography is not how to fit everything relevant into your pictures, but how to leave everything else out. Here are three steps I follow when I’m trying to create images with impact.