Emotion Captured the Photo

Emotion in your photo, or emotional to “see” the photo. Which one came first?

There is a lot of talk about capturing emotion in your photo’s. Some examples would be a new born baby smiling, the joy on the face of a child finishing a race, Grandma in tears as everyone sings happy birthday to her.

Do get me wrong. This is a very important facet of photography and something you should always try to capture.

What I’m talking about is … well, I was in Paris late last year. Had been travelling for a while and was missing home. I found myself wandering through a park that is in the middle of the Seine. Frankly I have no idea how I got there or why I was there. I just happened to in the middle of the River. 

Something struck a cord and at that moment I happened to turn back and saw the Eiffel Tower in the distance. There was my photo that I had been looking for all day.

 

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Do you have any similar experiences? Maybe it’s writing music when you are sad. After all it works for song writers all the time. Does emotion play a part in your photography?

 

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