LuAnn Thatcher  

Kids and a Pig by LuAnn Thatcher

August 2020 - Kids and a Pig

August 2020 - LuAnn Thatcher


About the Image(s)

This image was taken at the Minnesota State Fair last year. I was doing a photography workshop, and our task was to photograph this pig at ground level, but we had to wait in that position until a great scene unfolded! So my shot is taken in a street photography style with details that tell a story of people, place, and thing. I was not bothered by the distractions, especially the man walking on the right side of the frame because he was completely unaware of the awesome pig! But the little boy in the stroller was climbing out to go see the pig, and the other boy was snapping his fingers with a little smiling going to check out the pig. Mom and dad were more concerned about the crazy photographer laying on the ground “ hahaha!

Camera Settings: Fuji XT2, XF 16-55mm lens, ISO 200, 1/500 sec, f/8, 16mm focal length.

2 comments posted

Emil Davidzuk   Emil Davidzuk

Challenging workshop assignment but you pulled it off. The thought I have is to crop out the man who is heading away from you. I think it would add to the intimacy of the nice scene you captured. Try it and see what you think, the only cost is your time.


Emil   Posted: 08/03/2020 11:25:45
LuAnn Thatcher   LuAnn Thatcher
Hi Emil,

Thanks for your thoughts. I did note in the 'About the Image' section above that I intentionally left the man walking away in the frame because I thought he contributed to the story. It is interesting what captures the eye of a child was oblivious to this man. Perhaps one has to be a child to understand the attraction of a concrete pig.

What are your thoughts, Emil, for storytelling in a street photography image?

Talk soon,
LuAnn   Posted: 08/03/2020 13:22:25


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