Wedding photographer Pam Lauhachai, was awarded 9th place in the Emotion category for the WPJA's 2011 Q1 Contest.
- If you mentally draw the rule of thirds across this photo, you can see how composition adds a visual accent to the image. In the upper right hand cross-section, we find her emotional reaction to the card she reads, resting slightly above the lower right hand cross-section. The empty space at left isolates the moment and adds visual balance. But of particular note is the use of a mid-tele lens and shallow depth of field. The photographer has used every element of visual communication to record this scene and yet retain the silent reverence of the observer.