Every time I had to test a new piece of photographic equipment, I found myself heading to the local duck pond. Thankfully, this made me realize the subject matter found there deserved much greater attention than simply being a testing ground.
Photography is an art form, yet as photographers, we’re at a great disadvantage. A painter can approach a scene and build in dramatic light, an impending storm, a howling wolf set upon a rocky precipice, or a bald eagle swooping from the water with trout held firmly in talons.
Subjects that portray a thematic contrast add interest and intrigue to a photograph. For instance, large subjects contrasted with small ones hold the viewer's interest as it’s necessary to study the comparison of items within.