Images have the power to make us laugh, to make us cry, and to make us stop and think. They can show us something new that we've never seen before or something old that we'd forgotten about. They do so by telling stories, in which characters, plot, and a point of view combine to express an idea. Visual stories are part of our existence, and cameras let anyone tell a story. Ultimately, the story we're trying to tell affects and determines the visual intensity of our image.