Written by Idea File Staff
- Tight in-camera composition, shallow depth of field and an effective camera angle eliminate a distracting background.
- Key visual elements like these can quickly establish mood and help tell the story to the reader.
- Capturing significant details along with the main subject establishes a sense of time and place and contributes additional visual information.
Getting caught up in sports action is fine for fans, but editors need to look beyond the contact sheet frames showing action on the field. When the game-winning play fails to score or a key player is out of a big game, it is the easily overlooked sideline image that often tells the story best.