Shots and Thoughts

Photos and comments as I explore my passion for photography. Written to and for myself as a journal to track major moments and minor observations as I continue to evolve my visual art. 

Nice Shot But..

A shot can be technically correct and even interesting, but to be portfolio worthy it has to have some emotion, some gesture, some soul, something extra.

San Francisco, 2015.  

San Francisco, 2015.

 

Tokyo, 2015.

Tokyo, 2015.

San Francisco, 2015.

San Francisco, 2015.

These photos above are pretty good shots that follow a lot of the standard photography rules, but don't get me excited once I appreciate the structure of the photo. Barley a story told. 

Tokyo, 2015.

Tokyo, 2015.

But this shot has a story! And not that great of a shot technically, but gesture and story trump all else in a photo. 

 

Pro tip: Emotion, story and gesture can be strengthened when shooting subjects interacting with each other. I will try this on my next street session.