How would you describe a great photo? Is it Well-composed? Everyone Smiling? Perfect Focus? Beautiful scenery?
I would argue that capturing emotion in photography is a very important step in creating a great photo. This is especially true in photographs of people. From posed photos to candid moments with our family, we want to be able to look back at the story.
As photographers, we are storytellers. We want our photos to connect with the person viewing them. We want people to "feel" something when they look at what we have created. Some of us know the story before we take the photo. Some of us look at the photo and then see the story. It can happen either way. Being an intentional storyteller though, means thinking about the story before you push the shutter.
Since it's Valentine's Day, let's talk about how to capture authentic feelings in our photography.