September 22, 2011
Photograph by Leslie Alsheimer, My Shot
This Month in Photo of the Day: Your Photos With Tips From Photographer Catherine Karnow
A successful image is often one that makes viewers think. The mystery of why these six children are peering into the cracks of this "pub" in Uganda is what makes this photo amusing, delightful, and curious. The use of the wide-angle lens indicates that the photographer is physically close, but the children are so absorbed that they don’t notice. The wide angle is particularly appropriate for this shot—it adds quirkiness to the quality of the image.
Photo Tip: An image that leaves viewers questioning what’s happening can be intriguing, but choose your lens carefully. In this case, the wide angle emphasizes the sense of mystery.
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