Personal Line of Enquiry (possibilities)
I like this image due to it's obvious theme and simplicity. The use of natural light in the photograph brigs out some lovely reflections in the puddles, helping to create a more crystallised, smooth feel in the feet. The conversion into black and white helps to define the shape of the puddles and I just think it's a lovely photograph.
The composition of this image is very good as the individual has been placed on the left hand side to differentiate away from the abstract lighting, altogether making the image visually more striking. The use of monochrome really adds to the dramatic feel of the image as it looks like the individual is torn between both good and bad sides. The fact the individual is also smaller than the rest of the image makes the photograph more central around her.
Shutter Speed: A Beginner's Guide... I've always believed that in photography, you should avoid getting bogged down in the technical side of your hobby, and focus on developing your creative talent. However, there are certain technical elements that are essential to getting a good photo - shutter speed is one of them
Irving Penn - Irving Penn was a master of photography, using a variety of cameras, techniques, and printing processes to capture his impeccably composed photographs. Within this constructed image Penn has used a variety of technical elements to add interest to an everyday object, the image captures the texture of the subject and the artificial lighting adds shadows and a range of tones.