How to up your photography game | A Photo Life – Colorado News

How to up your photography game | A Photo Life – Colorado News

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  • Sean Cayton
  • Lynn, a homeless woman who didn’t want her last name used, cries silently at a candlelight vigil and memorial service for the homeless who died in 2002. Even though I didn’t share a word with her, I was able to make a connection with Lynn and she silently allowed me to take this emotionally-charged picture.

Making a compelling photograph that will capture the attention of the viewer in a deeper way than your typical snap shot can be incredibly challenging. Most people end up taking pictures that are cliche and, at best, boring to look at.

Here’s how to up your photography game to make sure your pictures get a second look.

Make a connection with your subject

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Artist Charles Rockey and his dog Puppy in their studio in Manitou Springs. Rockey is notoriously difficult to photograph. I spent a lot of time talking with and listening to himbefore we began to take pictures. By talking with him first I was able to capture this sensitive portrait of the artist with his dog. - SEAN CAYTON

  • Sean Cayton

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