People, Part 2

What draws us to a particular subject? It’s a question I’ve learned to ask whenever I look through my viewfinder. When it comes to photographing people there are often multiple answers: the character revealed in a face, the color or uniqueness of garments, the complexity of emotion in the eyes, a moment of interaction or an expressive gesture.

Thinking about what drives one to make a photograph typically makes for a better photograph and I find that especially true when it comes to photographing people.  If you can articulate to yourself, in a quick mental shorthand, what it is about that individual or group of individuals that has drawn your interest, then you can’t miss making that the story of your photograph. (People, Pt. 3)