Thoughts on the art and craft of photography

pacificLIGHT photography

Creating Mood

Near Pienza, ItalyA country road in Tuscany, rising sun through morning fog, a quiet walk to town

Our best images are much more than simply good composition in good light. Our best images are successful because they evoke an emotional response in our viewers; transporting them back to a place and time, allowing them to experience a moment in the same way we did as the photographer. To truly succeed, our images need to resonate with the viewer in this way. The mood created by or within an image helps to set up the viewer’s response to an image, making them more receptive to the visual message you are trying to convey. Explore this idea a bit more in the accompanying video