Making of a Good Photograph


Is an emotive image considered a good photograph? Or an image that leaves room for questions?

Answer by: Nrupen Madhvani Editorial and Conceptual Photographer

Both are important to your growth as a visual artist—emotional depth in an image connects with everyone, whereas a complex narrative has more of an intellectual impact. Every picture, simple or not, tells a story. You need to feel the story for yourself, and when you do that, your audience will be able to connect with the image. The two images on the right are an example of this. The one on the left is candid. It happened in a few seconds, and fortunately I was prepared. Two men, from two very different worlds, share a moment of serendipity. The image on the right is conceptual and constructed. It has complex layers, and is open to interpretation.