Day 9: Capturing emotions
What made me fall in love with photography and cinematography in the first place, is that in order to captivate your audience and land your story, you need to make them empathize with your protagonists first. And this is mainly thanks to the correct use of emotions throughout your picture. Motion or still.
Man, I ‘m really looking forward to this challenge!
If you follow my work on YouTube, you’ve probably noticed that I tend to focus on human emotions. I love capturing people’s candid expressions and extract emotions that fit the profile and theme of my films.
So, I soared the streets of central London and turned into a fly on the wall.
I’m still new to photography and cinematography and I’m also pretty shy when it comes to talking to strangers. Unlike many seasoned photographers, I’m not very comfortable asking people to take their photo. Instead, I used my 50–200mm zoom lens to get close to my subjects.
I played around with framing, composition, and lighting before I decided on the style I wanted to go for. My aim was to convey the busy life of Londoners while isolating my subject, making it stand out.
It took a while to nail it and I ended up deleting hundreds of photos from strangers, but, in the end, I got what I wanted.
Big shout out to the guy who turned and looked straight into my camera at the perfect moment! Thanks, man!!!