Discover four key elements that make this stunning photo a success

Woman standing in front of a ferris wheel at night
(Image credit: Sergey Tsybulsky)

1: Focus

Influence the direction of the viewer’s gaze by deliberately sharpening different elements. In this photo, strong colours are reflected in the model. To make the subject stand out visually, Sergey enhanced the sharpness of the subject’s face and body, with contrasting blur on the hand and Ferris wheel in the background. Through this approach, lights turn into graphic elements that enhance the photography. Integrating the blur helps influence the overall effect of the photograph.

Sergey Tsybulsky

Sergey Tsybulsky is a photographer from Belarus who is always on the hunt for his next spectacular shot. What started as a passion developed into a serious part of his professional career. He has now been photographing for 14 years, focusing on nature, architecture and people – and he especially appreciates interacting with inspiring characters.


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Kim Bunermann
Technique Editor

Kim is the Technique Editor of Digital Photographer Magazine. She specializes in architecture, still life and product photography and has a Master's degree in Photography and Media with a distinction from the FH Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences in Germany. While studying, Kim came to the UK for an exchange term at the London College of Communication. She settled in the UK and began her career path by joining Future. Kim focuses on tutorials and creative techniques, and particularly enjoys interviewing inspiring photographers who concentrate on a range of fascinating subjects including women in photography, the climate crisis; the planet, its precious creatures and the environment.

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