Images explained - Little stories about making decisions


When there are multiple people in a scene it doesn’t mean they all need to be sharp. With a shallow depth of field you can decide who is the subject/most important person. You do this by choosing a low aperture number.

Here I really did not have a choice about who to choose, as there is only one woman who is clearly visible and properly lit. So I focused on her and as a result the other two are blurry. It is all about her. The two others provide depth. They don’t need to be sharp to play a role. Together they form a triangle. And then there are the diagonal lines to provide further depth.

Photography is not just a matter of aiming your camera and pressing the button. For collecting memories this is perfectly alright. But if you want to decide what exactly ends up in your photo and how, you have to spend some more time and make decisions.

What is it what you want? Are there any distractions or irrelevant parts you definitely don’t want in your image? Do you want to be creative by changing your aperture or shutter speed? Or even move the camera (or just the lens) while pressing the shutter, to add a certain effect? What is the best moment to press the button?

This is a series of images where I explain what it is what I wanted and how I executed my plans.

These are things I talk about on my photography tours. If this appeal to you, check out the tours or go straight to to make your booking.


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