In order to give myself the maximum choice and to explore the possible compositions from different styles and angles I made a series of images. I have detailed below all the images I rejected and below I have put down the reasons for this.
When examining the images I felt that those that I had cropped in tighter and were now unable to see the digital device in use lost context. I still felt the image was good but in order to fully reflect the project and offer context then I believed that it was important that the use of a device was obvious, as a result I rejected any image that where it was not clear.
My second cut came when I found that the landscape images were stronger and a few of the portraits versions were just too light so and lost some of their moody feel. I also only choose images where the entity was looking directly at the person. I decided to go with the landscape images and rejected all the portrait ones.
Finally I went through them and examined the images I felt were quite similar. I then took the strongest of each of these and rejected the others, deciding which were better often came down to small things like the angle of someones head, a facial expression or body language. These tiny differences can make an image look and feel quite different.
This left me with a final 5 images.