Important Questions For Photographers

pin10Yesterday, I was talking to my husband about photography. He read my post about black and white edits and reminded me of some of the most important questions a photographer should be asking themselves…

What am I trying to capture?

What sort of feeling do I want in this photo?

Here are a couple of examples. In the first picture, I am trying to capture the excitement my daughter had of seeing her father. In the second photo I am capturing how tiny my daughter is compared to the rest of the world.

Admittedly, sometimes I don’t realize what I captured until after the photo was taken. For a long time I knew I liked the photo below but I did not know why until recently.The photo shows how delicate nature is and the relationship my daughter has to it.

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I often find myself blindly taking a photo and not stepping back and asking myself why I am taking the photo. I think for the rest of the week I will make it my goal to ask myself, “What am I trying to capture in this moment?” Maybe you can join me in this challenge and let me know how you do.

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