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Photography.14

People Pictures!

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{Photography.14.3}: Kai Hagen {kai} Fri, 18 Jul 2003 17:09:31 CDT (HTML)

Even though most of my photographs are not people pictures, I really enjoy taking pictures of people, candid and posed.

I often get comments from relatives and friends about how good they are, even though it isn't something I have spent a lot of time doing or thinking about.

For a while, I figured that was mostly because, as someone who takes a lot of pictures, in general, I paid more attention to light and shadows, background and composition, and so on.

Those things *do* make a difference. But I have since come to realize that one of the things that makes people really like the photos, that is not directly related to those other elements, is that I take a lot of people pictures close up...or, in effect, close up with the help of a lens.

When looking at a lot of people pictures taken by my some other folks, I really noticed two things. A lot of people pay little or no attention to the non-people part of the two-dimensional iimage they are about to create, AND the people are often just a small part of the picture.

Of course, we all take pictures with people in them that are not close ups. But those are not the ones that usually stand out as great people pictures.

Still...have to say...there are plenty of notable exceptions to all of that. Some good people pictures *depend* on the overall context for what makes them good. And, some pictures just work...for all sorts of quirky reasons, planned and unplanned.

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