• Take a picture that shows people interacting
or consciously not interacting with each
• An interaction shot is one of the best ways
to show a subject’s personality because how
someone interacts with others usually says
something about who they are
“If was a big weekend, it took most of the first and second hours
Monday morning to pass on all the news. Like, if I had a terrible time at
the dance. Or if I wished this guy would have asked me out instead of
this other one. Just dumb stuff.” -- Ronda Monhollon
“Practice was not fun. Nobody like practice unless it was Coach Atkisson.
He liked to yell. He was the coach and he was right, no matter what. I
don’t think it was the yelling itself. He was trying to get a point across, and
that was the way he did it.” -- Scott Hesse
This picture, says
photographer Bill Frakes, “is
important because it captures
the story of an era in a Miami
Beach neighborhood … An
aging Jewish population being
supplanted by young Cuban
refugees. It also address the
timeless theme of the contrast
of young and old. Finally, it
looks at the way women
appraise each other’s physical
characteristics.” / Bill Frakes,
“Sometimes it’s really bad. You feel like you’re so
separated from everybody else. You feel like everybody is
over in one place, and you’re clear across on a little
island, completely separated.” -- Sherri Gabbert
As convicted murderer Bennie Demps heard the judge pronounce him guilty of yet
another murder--this one of a fellow inmate at the Rayford State Prison in Florida--
Demps turned to his lawyer and grinned, his smirk a sharp counterpoint to the grim
group of guards and legal counsels who witnessed the sentencing. / Bryan Grigsby,
“To me it was like a tavern in a different way. It was always
smokey and dirty and grimmy, but you’d go in and order a
hamburger instead of a beer. Everybody was in there crowding
around and hollering. Kind of friendly.” -- Ronda Monhollon
Kansas first lady Linda Graves and Governor Bill Graves play with
their adopted daughter Katie shortly before hosting the governor's
staff Christmas party at the governor's mansion. / Chris Ochsner,
David's sister Laura, 9, had an easy time making friends at the
camp. Here she pounds her counselor in one of many late night
Hand in hand in hand, newlyweds Scott and
Kim Lutteke snuggle up in Seligman’s OK
Saloon. / National Geographic
Sharing news with a customer, Orestes Ramirez Soa
scans an issue of Granma, the official state newspaper,
which he bought from a vendor at his open window.
Ramirez Soa gives an old-fashioned shave--hot lather,
applied with a brush, and quick deft strokes with a
straight razor. / National Geographic
Olympic hopeful from Australia and single mom Nici
Andronicus gets help from her daughter, Ashleigh, as
she trains for the triathlon by crunching out leg lifts. /
An artist from the Canadian circus 'Cirque du Soleil' kisses Pope John Paul II's hand
during his weekly audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican.
Nineteenth century missionaries found that local mores
meshed with their own, and Christian churches like
Sa’ilel’s Congregational parish have multiplied in Samoa. /
Knowing they soon must part, Facundo Gallo and girlfriend Magiee Valdez tango lovingly at
the club Niño Bien in Buenos Aires. Days later Facundo left to spend six months teaching tango
in Japan—a chance to make money abroad during hard economic times at home. Photograph by
Pablo Corral Vega / National Geographic
“It’s been an adventure,” says Elvi Rebarchek, left, who came to Alaska
in 1935 to carve a small farm from the bush. Life eased for many
Alaskans thanks to revenues from firms like ARCO Alaska. Oil money
provides 80% fo the state budget and helps fund services like Elvi’s
retirement home. / National Geographic
Showered with abundance by China’s experiments with
capitalism, residents of Hong Kong pay $1,300 each to
rough it on an Outward Bound voyage featuring
saltwater baths. / National Geographic
Under a 90 degree sun Godfrey Chipps is happy to be hosed
down by his brother Trevor on the Pine Ridge Indian
Reservation, where there father will lead a Lakota Sioux sweat
lodge ritual. / National Geographic
A task normally taken in stride is too much for 87-year-old
Edwin Genero, who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. For a
decade his 43-year-old daughter, Charmine, has tended to his
increasing needs in her Arlington, Virginia, home. / National
Life returns to the streets of Prizren, where Kosovar Albanian kids joke with
German NATO troops. After many years of isolation many Albanians
welcome such contact with the West. / National Geographic
Physical therapist Elena Radulescu works the legs of Gabriel Chiran, who
is partly paralyzed below the waist. / National Geographic
High school honeys
Becky Maples and
Allan Gunthorp were
snuggling on the fence
at the hog pavilion
during the LaGrange
County 4H Fair when
Greg Dorsett caught
sweethearts in the
mirror embraces. /
Greg Dorsett, Fort
Days after his bachelor party and looking as if he was on a divine
mission, Mick, left, got ready to tie the knot. / National Geographic
Saving a first-class moment, Vladimir Ustimovich and Tatyana Petukhova travel to
Yekaterinburg. Today business success rivals political advancement as a route to
the lush life. / National Geographic
Soaring costs in the Keys have crammed low-wage earners together. Four people make ends
meet sharing a floating home on Key West’s Houseboat row. / National Geographic
A pet monkey exchanges a lick for a hug during an animal
blessing at an Episcopal Church in Shreveport, La. / Paul S.
Howell, The Times, Shreveport, La.
A man offers a rose to a woman to mark International Women's Day in Belgrade, Serbia.
Marko Djurica / Reuters
Seniors at the Freetown Senior Center react to Belly dancers from the Ancient Art Studios in
Berkley, MA who gave a performance at the Senior Center as part of the centers weekly activities.
Peter Pereira/The Standard-Times
Jacob O'Connor, 5, of Elbridge, runs away from the “Milfoil Monster” on Genesee Street in
Skaneateles Thursday morning. The “Milfoil Monster” is a character being used by the
Skaneateles Lake Milfoil Eradication Project to raise awareness about the issue of Eurasian milfoil
contamination in Skaneateles Lake. Sam Tenney / Skaneateles Journal
Restaurant staff at the Kasprowy Wierch Peak in the southern Polish town of Zakopane throw
snowballs on Aug. 31. The weather changed rapidly in the mountains overnight and brought with it
several inches of new snow.
Feeling super - Marika Sikharulidze, 84, right, and Vakhtang Goguadze, 70, wait backstage
during the "Super Grandmother and Super Grandfather" contest in Tbilisi on Jan. 5. Twenty-four
participants aged over 70 from all over Georgia attended the contest. David Mdzinarishvili /
A student mimics a teacher to the delight of fellow students during a break in
classes on the ISU quad.
Poker partners talk strategy during a hand.
If you’re shooting outside use a telephoto to blur backgrounds
and emphasize subjects you’re shooting.
Avoid shooting from behind -- subjects need to be closer
together and angle more from the side.
Need to focus in on the interaction, which in this case would be
the two people talking.
Avoid contrived situations, people greeting each other, giving
each other hi-fives, etc.
Too much of an overall and interaction needs to be more
Subjects need to be interacting with each other.
Subjects are too far away from each other and foreground is
Subject is looking at camera and person on left doesn’t
add to picture and should be cropped out (in viewfinder).
Part of the interaction (whatever’s going on down below)
should have been included in the picture.