No, I don't mean black fishnet and crazy piercings. Emotion, to me, is the best part of photography. It is also the hardest to capture well. Capturing emotion in a photograph will make your photo stand out a lot more than a simple smile or faked pose. Real emotion cannot be faked, and when captured correctly, it really helps your photo tell a story to the viewer.
This topic does not even have to include people, take it as you will, but provide a description if you think it may need a bit of explaining to get the point across. Emotion can take many forms- all the way from a facial expression to a "moody sunset". A singled out dying rose, for example, gives off a very different feeling than a flowering rose in a garden. I urge you to get creative and hopefully, even if you don't win, this topic will help you get some good shots for yourself.
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