|Pathway To The Soul - Tehachapi, California|
When I talk about photographing emotion, what I'm actually referring to is the emotional response of the viewer to an image. It is not the emotion found at the scene or even my own emotions that are most important, but the viewer's emotions when looking at an image.
|My Heart or My Grave? - Tehachapi, California|
A high contrast scene and a low contrast scene will cause different emotional responses. An image with vibrant colors will cause a different emotional response than an image with muted colors. A black-and-white photograph and a color photograph will cause different emotional responses. A warm-toned image will cause a different emotional response than a cool-toned image. Same with the luminosity of a photograph.
|Man At Shoshone Point - Grand Canyon, Arizona|
Before opening the shutter, consider what emotions you want to convey through the image and consider all of the factors that determine how the viewer will respond. You should do your best to figure this out in your mind prior to capturing the photograph because it will effect how you capture it, both camera settings and composition.
|Sisters - Surprise, Arizona|
Photographing emotion takes vision. It takes creativity. It takes forethought. And it takes practice. However, since there is emotion in every scene, it should be your goal to convey emotion with each and every photograph that you make.