Israel the beautiful: Happy Hanukka

Yeshoshua Halevi's photograph of the week is not your typical Hanukka picture.

By YESHOSHUA HALEVI
November 25, 2010 17:16
1 minute read.
Hanukkia

Hanukkia. (photo credit: Yehoshua Halevi)

 
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Part of the process of previsualization – envisioning an image in your mind before you shoot it – includes giving thought to how that image might be used later. For example, if an image is being used to illustrate a magazine article, I would give priority to shooting a vertical composition to allow for the option of placing it full frame on the publication’s cover. More important, however, is allowing some dead space in the image where text can be placed. With that in mind, I’ll often shoot an image wider than necessary, knowing I can always crop out unneeded content.

This week’s photo works perfectly in that respect. I chose it because it differs from most common Hanukka pictures, which show the hanukkia lit with all nine candles.

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