IMPACTFUL PHOTOGRAPHY

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What are the best photos? The ones which impact you and the viewer the most:

Visual impact

How to make photos with more visual impact? Some thoughts:

  1. More extreme contrast and juxtapositions. Can be achieved in monochrome, high contrast, crushing the blacks, and more extreme forms of post-processing. Simpler yet more effective visual imagery and composition.
  2. Small thumbnail test: If your photos ‘jump out’ at you when you’re looking at them as small thumbnails, this is good.
  3. Flash: Shooting with a flash as a highly effective way to make more visually impactful photos.
  4. Tight curation: To only share your most visually effective and impactful photos is key to a strong portfolio. Only keep your strong photos.
  5. Wider angle lens: 35mm, 28mm, 24mm, 21mm — typically the wider the lens, the more dynamic your photos.

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RICOH GR II selfie in mirror, double eye surreal. Prague, 2017

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The Masters of Photography

Prague, 1968. Josef Koudelka / Magnum Photos

Prague, 1968. Josef Koudelka / Magnum Photos

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