February 2021 // The Post-Production Edition

LAYERING

Another thing that comes with a quality location is the materials that fill the space. For a musician, this could be amps and guitars. For an engineering student, circuit boards and machinery. For a designer, fabrics and sketches. These materials and tools can add context to the story, whether in the background, foreground, or as a primary focus of the image. This layering of details brings new creative possibilities and allows the photographer to produce a more information-dense image. When done well, a viewer will spend more time moving their eyes throughout the photo.

Filling the foreground, middle, and background of an image with meaningful context gives the viewer a better understanding of the subject and the environment.

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