What makes for a strong photo?

What makes for a strong photo?  Is it the image, the composition, the color or lack of?  Is it the contrast or does determining what is good lay in the mind of the viewer? When viewing photographs consider the following:  Does the image have a “wow” factor?  Does the image tell you a story and engage you?  Is the image clear? Does color or lack of color add to the composition? How does your eye read the information in the composition? Is it a good composition?  Consider the rule of thirds. Vertical and Horizontal Balance. Assymetry versus Symmetry. More on...

Black and White Digital Photography

When we start at the beginning of photography we start with the black and white, monochromatic image.  In early photography this was the only way to capture an image.  Now we can say that Black and White photography has grown into so much more than just an image without color…. We can describe Black and White photography as being timeless, powerful, emotional, passive, raw, dramatic and so much more…. When looking for images for Black and White Photography view your subject matter through the lense of value and contrast.  Ask yourself what this image would look like without color?  How...