Images explained - Little stories about making decisions

Revisiting locations

It can be frustrating to visit a place and see the circumstances are not as expected. That gorgeous photo from the guide book or website looks so much better than yours. You can fix that, if you have time.

This is a photo of the old road going west from Hanoi. It did not look like this when I stumbled upon many concrete cylinders. No tripod, ugly weather. So I returned. And returned again. Only then I managed to combine the green and blue in the light I wanted. Of all the subjects that passed I chose this one.

I liked the binoculars look and in the end I spent three afternoons on getting it right.

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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