Seattle Children Photography

Elements of a “strong image”.

Through the most part of my work process, I am a natural light photographer. I use available light ( light that is present at the moment) to photograph. There are 3 key elements that I always strive to put together in order to make an image that works.

Strong image has to convey a story ( happy, moving or a funny one), be locked in a tight composition ( mostly triangle like or guided by the rules of thirds for example) and lastly be well exposed, so the story is well “painted with light” ( from Greek the word ‘photography’ is intended to give the meaning of ‘painting with light’). When these 3 elements live and work well together within the image, I consider it a strong one. Below, a simplified diagram and a photograph that illustrates my words: