Images explained - Little stories about making decisions


Often it is better not to shoot the entire subject. Whether it is architecture, landscapes or people etc., spend a little bit of time on searching for something that stands out.

This is part of a house in Hoi An. You can see it on my alleys tour. The house itself looks just ordinary, apart from the top section. So that is what I went for. There are countless of sky options, but I like the blue of the sky, which corresponds with the blue of the house. The photo shows a more modern Vietnamese house, yet the ties to the culture and the past are still there thanks to the shrine. Vietnam is moving forward, yet the ties to the past are strong and this image reflects that.

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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