Humanity in Photography

Couple at ChepeThere is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment. This kind of photography is realism. But realism is not enough–there has to be vision, and the two together can make a good photograph. It is difficult to describe this thin line where matter ends and mind begins.Robert Frank

I like Frank’s idea about the importance to perceive the vision of the photographer on images of people. This vision, will indeed be reflected in a photograph when the person who takes it tries to express their own sense of humanity.

The empathy of this virtue is what characterises a truly good picture. Therefore, the viewer can look at an image from the perspective of the photographer’s mind to fully understand the ideas he or she would like to share.


About the Author

Miguel is a freelance photographer and educator based in Brighton, who has travelled taking pictures all round the world. With more than 20 years of experience in photography he has the skills and passion about this craft to share the knowledge, advice and help you need. He teaches beginners, amateurs and professionals. Working at your own level and pace you will benefit from a personalised tuition either in a small group tour or in a one-to-one session. From getting to know how to control your camera’s settings to improving your compositions or to get a new and inspiring approach to your work he will help you to communicate visually in an efficient and enjoyable way through a creative and practical system.

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