One of the way to make better, more emotional photographs, is to capture gestures. Hand gestures, body gestures, facial gestures.

Hand Gestures

Let us examine hand gestures first:

Leonardo da Vinci Gestures

Gestures from John the Baptist:

Great compositions from Leonardo da Vinci:

John the Baptist

Great dynamism in this portrait of John the Baptist by Leonardo– I love the gesture of the finger in the air, and the coy look of John the Baptist:


Let’s break down what makes this portrait great:

Let’s crop it in first, and examine the hand gestures:

Eric Kim Gestures