How Do You Make Photos With Meaning?

You can learn a lot about the objective nature of photography — settings, editing techniques, and more — and you can learn to create well-polished images. But knowing how to create images with meaning is something a bit more nebulous, particularly when your photos are devoid of people. Nonetheless, it is certainly possible to learn how to do so, and this great video tutorial discusses how to go about it.

Coming to you from Simon Baxter, this insightful video tutorial discusses how to create images that hold meaning. I think one of the most important ways to do so is to approach photos with strong intention. I am certainly guilty of going out to shoot images with nothing particular in mind, and there is nothing inherently wrong with that; in fact, it has yielded a lot of my portfolio images. On the other hand, though, most of my most cherished photos are those that I created with a level of intention. Often, this required a level of preconception that I had not given other images; knowing what I wanted and putting the time into figuring out how to accomplish it made all the difference. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Baxter. 

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