Subject choice

There is one important rule for choosing subject and image section. Concentrate on the key aspects and don’t attempt to capture too many details in one image. Think about your subsequent output format. When Andreas Gursky (German photographer) frames a fascinating world of ever surprising detail in his large-sized images, this does not mean it would have the same positive effect in a 10x15cm format. 

  • Concentrate on the key aspects when creating an image!
  • Ask yourself whether the observer, who was not present at the shoot, will immediately be able to see the key aspect of the image!
  • Are you close enough?
    • This not simply meant in the spatial sense but also in the mental and emotional sense of the word-
    • A quotation from one of the most important photojournalists of the last century
      "If your pictures aren't good enough, you're not close enough" (Robert Capa)
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  • Is the main subject large enough?
  • Don’t include too much content in one image!
    • If several details are important, you could potentially capture the details in several close up shots