What Story Are You Wanting To Tell?
There are many reasons to take a particular picture. You can be just taking a recording of a moment or you may be trying to capture the emotion of the moment.
Is it a picture you want to give to someone else because you know they will want to keep that moment in their mind forever?
Is it a picture that you will add to other shots so you have a complete recording of a particular event?
The reason why this question is so important is because it will effect the picture in ways of how you frame it, the exposure, and many other factors. If you are trying to capture a particular emotion, the focal point will be the face of your subject and you may want to blur out the background slightly to give it that special effect.
If it is an event, you may want to make sure that you have something commemorating the event in the background of your subject.
An example would be that if you wanted to take a picture of the excitement on a five year old child's face when they first see their birthday present, you will want to make sure you have something in the background like a banner wishing the child a Happy 5th Birthday.
Always stop before taking the shot and think about what you are trying to tell so you will always capture that perfect picture.
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