I have mentioned this a few times over the years in my posts. One of the main objectives of creating a “stand alone” image is the ability to tell a story. This happens not only by capturing the photo but how we “present” the image as well. Techniques we used in the darkroom are the same techniques we use within our editing software. The lights from the jumbo spill everywhere lighting up the whole area and in turn looks very flat and 2 dimensional. By darkening those areas (burning the image) I now bring your attention to where I want, where the story is being told.
Anyone take a picture…………..anyone.