Images explained - Little stories about making decisions
There used to be a very photogenic wall in an alley in Hoi An, until the house was destroyed a few years ago. In the early morning hours there were some shadows and with a little bit of imagination I started seeing many triangles. I just had to frame it precisely.
Just the triangles would not be enough. There was a big empty space in the centre and I wanted to fill it with another triangle. I waited for any conical hat woman and when she passed by I pressed the button. Sometimes you gotta wait to make something happen. Patience is a virtue.
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 www.photo-voyager.com to make your booking.