Monday, October 01, 2012

Photography Tips - Convey Meaning

A picture tells a thousand words.

This blog post from build a little biz on Visual Marketing tells how many people prefer visual images to text when conveying or receiving information. An image is a powerful way to evoke emotions instantly in the viewer. A body of text cannot do this.

There are so many options available to people now when they are taking their photos. The number of programs and applications available that assist you in taking some awesome shots, seem endless. However, when taking a photo there is something that is important. And that is, what emotion or effect is it that you are trying to capture? What message will stand out and transcend in the years to come when the memory of taking this photo has long gone?

All of the photos below have something in common. None of them have the subject matter facing the camera, and in many of them you cannot see any part of the face of the people that are in them. Without someone's eyes or a facial expression to take information from, the subject matter can still convey purpose, intent and feeling. The viewer makes up their own mind as to what the person is feeling or thinking. More of the focus is on what they are doing and on the background. These two things become the tools for conveying meaning. Gaining information from little details becomes important and so does colour.

So start stalking! Get behind your subjects! And shoot, shoot, shoot away! I would love to hear your feedback and comments!

Little Ladybird


  1. I love the behind angle on these photo's.....
    And I noticed: you are right! They tell a story!

    I'll have to try this!
    Thanks for the tip!

  2. Such beautiful pictures. I think that the umbrella shot is my favorite!
    Thanks for the wonderful spark of inspiration to look at life in different angles.

  3. You always have such beautiful photos Tash! I'm asking for a new fancy camera for my birthday next year - but until then want to give the photo a day challenge a try with my little digital - it sounds like fun!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  4. I love these photos, and those hats are fantastic.:)


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