As a photographer, you're supposed to be a visual communicator, right? You're not supposed to simply transmit something you witness in its existing form to the viewer, but to add your interpretation to it (ask any photojournalist if you don't believe me).
So lets take the following press photo, which I bought on eBay a few years ago and think is a superb image, and apply the six questions from my previous post, assuming the first person of the original photographer.
- Why did you take that picture?
- What is the concept?
- Does it ask or answer a question?
- What is the historical, artistic or social significance?
- Did you copy anyone? (don't worry, its ok to copy)
- What makes this a great photo?
The Last Post. Burial of Major Knight of the Eaton Machine Gun Battery.
- Propaganda is my job
- To bring the horror of what the enemy does home
- Yes, mainly Why did he die, but also How
- WWI was the greatest conflict of the time
- Encompasses life and death in a single image