Photography Tips to Connect People with your Photo

Posted By on August 6, 2012

There are five very important tips to help you capture the moment that connects with your viewers. The tip I want to share is to think less about the technical aspects and more about the impact your photo has on the people who view it. However it is important to understand the elements of exposure, those techniques will not guarantee an emotional connection with your subject.

Wait for right moment

The very first tip is to wait for suitable and perfect time. You may wait for it hours or whole day. Every photo needs some basic element such as it could be sunrise or sunset. You may have to wait for a bird to land on a post in the water. You may have to wait for the perfect wave to crash, you may have to wait for all of these elements to coincide to get a shot that no other photographer will get because they were not patient enough to let things happen – be patient – and be ready to capture the moment.

Balance of lighting

Sometime extraordinary lighting or less lighting can destroy the shot. Photographers know that light could be friend or enemy. Of course, without it, there’s no photo. If you have too much light then there is still no photo. That is because an evenly lit photo is little more than a dull snapshot. Nothing stands out. Nothing is special because you see everything. There’s no mystery. Also shadows are crucial because they provide a sense of depth and dimension. Their sense of darkness gives shape, form and a sense of importance to the part of the photo in the light.

Know your subject

It is not best practice to rapid-fire to get an action shot and hope they have something good when the action is over. That is not control, though. It trusts your fate to luck. Put yourself in the subject’s position. Look for patterns, rhythms, or any clues that will help you predict when and where your subject will be at the optimum moment to capture the peak of action.

It does not matter if you’re shooting wildlife, sports or a model in a studio. The key concept is known as the peak of action, and that’s the shot you want to capture. You may get it with spray and pray, or you may not. Instead of firing off a blast of shots, think about your subject. A big part of timing is that you should know your subject. You need to know when is the optimum time for that subject to arrive in just the right place

Establish connection with subject

Your photos need to show a connection. Sometimes that means creating a connection between the subject and the view. In other cases, it means showing a connection with your subject and something important. That connection could be between people, such as a husband and wife or a mother and child. The connection could also be with a pet or a possession.

Suppose a cricketer practicing with ball. You see that he is strong enough he is focused and the all story about him but the ball show relationship that helps to show him as a subject. He has a relationship with ball. Establishing connection helps the viewer to understand his story.

Tell story for emotion

The photo must tell some story for emotion to viewers. If you want to improve your photos then it is very important key. It needs to say something to the viewer. It needs to draw them in and make them wonder. There are stories for any emotion. If you can feel an emotion, then there is a story to go with it. That is what you need to capture and share with your viewers. People look at images that are interesting. The photo communicates something to them. Just check your photo make you wonder about something in it?