Thursday, November 13, 2008

What Makes a Good Photograph? Part 2

There is certainly something to be said for minimalism. Focusing on a very few or even single element can help create a very dynamic even dramatic image. Visual simplicity can often speak volumes. The single source of light is the subject of this image, yet it is illuminating the secondary elements around it, thus better defining its context.

Photo: ©2008 David W. Sumner

Friday, November 7, 2008

What Makes a Good Photograph?

Sometimes a photograph isn’t about its subject. A photograph can be about a message or an idea. Other times a photograph can be simply a visually pleasing arrangement of lines and shapes. This photograph is about color.

Photo: ©2008 David W. Sumner