One of the great challenges presented in photography is the ability to convey emotions through a single image. Whether it's a landscape, an everyday scene or a portrait of someone in particular, it is absolutely essential that the brief moment captured in the photograph generates some kind of emotional response in the person who is contemplating it.
To achieve this, we must keep in mind a few factors. For starters, you have to be able to be an integrated part of the environment that surrounds the scene you want to portray, to be one more, not draw attention, to make people around you feel that you are happy to share with them that specific moment in time, and that you respect it completely. It is also essential to be able to create some sort of emotional attachment to the scene; if it is a landscape, feel his greatness, and if what you are looking for are portraits of people, get involved in some way with them, create that fine bond of mutual recognition, talk for a while, be kind and respectful....I can assure you that the brief connection you've created among you will be reflected in your picture. Finally, you have to be very attentive to those moments in which the essence of the human soul is shown at its best: a woman stroking her baby, a bunch of friends having fun together, a mother and daughter embraced walking down the street....the possibilities are endless, especially if you look around with eyes and heart wide open.
It is obvious that not everybody perceive and interpret the world around us in the same way.
My priority is, undoubtedly, to be able to attract, capture and convey through my work all that beautiful part that lives in our hearts. I am well aware that this poor world of us is broken, and that we are the major responsibles for much of its wounds; but the magnificent landscapes full of life, as well as the countless expressions of affection that I find along the way in places as punished by adversity, make me feel that not everything is lost, that there will always be a place for magic and beauty to flourish....And I look for them with great enthusiasm, because this is my way to stand up, with the help of my cameras, to all that greed, selfishness and abuse of power that I sometimes witness.
So my advice is for you to look deep inside yourself, to have your priorities and your illusions strait before starting the adventure. It is essential that you go with an open mind, but also with a clear and definite idea of your intentions before shooting the camera. And as I always say .... ENJOY THE HUGE PRIVILEGE OF TRAVEL!!!
You can see a good example of what's been said in this post accesing the gallery "FRIENDS"...I hope you like it!!!