If you feel that your street and travel photography lacks in the ‘narrative’ department, train yourself to compose with Secondary Subjects.
I created this video tutorial for you so that you can create photos that have more than one level of interpretation. The more ‘story-line’ that you can include in your composition, usually the more visual value your photos will exhibit.
Question: Maybe you don’t do street photography. If so, how can you use a Secondary Subject within your favorite photography genre?
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Have fun with your street and travel photography!
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welcome everyone I have a quick tip for you that's gonna help you in your street and travel photography but not only that in almost any other type of photography as well now when we take a look at this picture we have a pretty solid understanding of the primary subject it's the man and the woman walking through this traditional back alley bar area of Tokyo and we have some really cool surroundings obviously we have the lanterns we have some more lanterns up here and some fantastic leaves up here however because it's a black-and-white picture and also because of the look on their faces it's almost as if they're a little bit bewildered and there could be a sense of not anxiety but it's not complete ease this alone will be an okay picture but the real value in my mind is what I would call the secondary subject and the secondary subject that I see is the monster as almost as if the monster was it was stalking them and it's just in sort of it in the dark corner and these two you really don't know what's going to happen now of course this is a this could be a completely silly reading of the situation but really that doesn't matter my job as a photographer and your job as a photographer is to sort of amplify our pictures by adding a secondary subject and that secondary subject really supports the primary subject or the main subject which is the man and the woman so in this case the story is that the monster is sort of coming up quickly behind them and they are in unfamiliar area now your secondary subject can be absolutely anything and it could have a really positive meaning to your image but it could also have a negative overall feeling and that doesn't matter really all you're looking for is the ability to portray an emotion to tell a story to create that narrative so in this instance because of the surrounding it's almost like a fairy tale picture in my mind it's these – where are they going are they going to this this sort of Miyazaki film like spirit a situation where they have no idea where they're going and there are actually dangers everywhere so always look for a secondary subject that actually can add a narrative element like this monster who is following this couple okay so I hope that helped and don't forget this is not just for street photography it works really well for many different genres of photography keep creating photos and if you found this tutorial useful I'd really appreciate that you share it with your friends talk soon