Today, I will tell you ‘how to make a photo catchy.’ Have you ever noticed that a photo in our album is exciting and we want to look at it again and again, we want to repeat it, and the other does not evoke anything in us, not a single emotion, and we scroll through it and forget? Do you know why a photo attracts the viewer’s attention? Let’s talk about this today.
Post-processing of a photo will cling viewer’s attention as you would like. Yes, of course, everything plays a significant role, but this is not the main thing in photography. I dare to say that the most important thing is light and composition. During photography, light and shadow must be watched!
As you look and analyze the light and shadow, you will receive such a good frame. Will you let a sunbeam into the frame or not? Will you shoot in the backlight or the front? The picture will change. You can look at my work and see how light changes everything.
This series of field daisies, where frontal light is shown, and bells, where I used different lighting, is an example of how a picture can be. Somewhere I wanted to let in a ray of the sun; in another frame, there was a counter, and somewhere I did not let the sun flood the frame with light.
Light changes the mood and the picture. The second tool for exciting photos is composition if you have learned to see the light and use it correctly! Many photographers are oblivious to this. They know how to see the light, process and this is where it all ends. Such photos will hold your attention only for a couple of seconds; you will think beautifully, like, and turn the feed.
But if you construct a frame correctly, the viewer will consider it, peer into every detail. Here is your weapon! Of course, you won’t be able to build an exciting shot right away, but there is one question, and you need to ask it yourself! “What do I want to show to the viewer?” You will immediately see what needs to be shown.
Perhaps it is a beautiful tree, you saw it, and you liked it. Take a vertical shot, take a wide-angle lens, not 135mm, show the crown of a tree, not one branch. I asked myself this question, and I began to see more comprehensively and not narrowly shoot “the girl and the bush.” Now I can already see without this question, but the scheme works!
If you are filming indoors, what do you want to show? Perhaps a colorful kitchen and a woman is cooking on it, or maybe just a window. Or maybe the bed or the whole house? The picture and mood will change from your tasks. If you shoot a portrait in a beautiful picturesque place without showing the very place, why is it needed then? If this place is fascinating, show it to the viewer.
Make the frame more interesting, place accents on the main thing, keep an eye on the balance of the frame. Try it, and you will succeed. Believe in yourself! Shoot interesting, not like everyone else. Before you press the button, think, take your time, then you will not have a thousand frames in which you can get confused, but dozens, and maybe only a few, but those in which processing is minimal.
A well-thought-out, the weighted shot will always be noticed, and it will be more interesting than just a shot with beautiful processing. I hope my advice and recommendation will help you. You will succeed, just like me.
And I’m a successful commercial photographer who doesn’t shoot everything. I exhibit at exhibitions, receive awards and the calling of the audience. My name is Devansh Pathak, and I came to photography six years ago, and now I have reached a certain level. And the biggest reward for me is when people from different countries write to me, saying: “Dev, I want to look at your photos.”
Use above mentioned tips and tricks and go for it. Best wishes for your photography.