Composing for Emotions
Emotions are tricky things. It is so easy to get it wrong and strike a discordant note.
All photographs evoke an emotional response at some level.
In my experience pictures with powerful emotional content are rarely manufactured, and tend to be found.
I found this composition – I’m interested in what you think:
People I’ve shown this to have reacted in the same way, it seems to pull at the heartstrings.
The composition is quite simple using framing and a central theme that compliments the portrait format.
The blurred nature of the picture seems appropriate too.
If you are affected by this picture I can offer reassurance if you leave a comment.