Thinking Differently

April 13, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Getting stuck in a rut?  Do you feel like all your images are starting to look the same?   Your creativity is lacking.  

While in college, an avid fan of Ansel Adams, Eliot Porter, Wynn Bullock, and others.  One thing I found in their images was it's all about the light and shadow.  So, getting back to basics.  Let's see things differently.  Not only can we shoot differently by getting out when the light is lower but, changing angles, using different lenses.  Also, with todays software, it's easy to change an image without manipulating it to death.  Like changing to black and white, burning and dodging areas, and working with light and shadows, or even combining images. Making the person, stop and really look at the image.   

Photography for me is about making a statement.  Why should we save this?  Does it bring you in?  Can you feel it?  What makes it special?  All of these things must come into balance.  When I first began, thirty plus years ago, it was about the beauty and how can we conserve it.  It was always important to know ra_0585ra_0585  about the area or what I was shooting so, I could understand the behavior.  If you don't, how do you prepare for it?  The more YOU understand what you're photographing the more YOU want to protect it.  At least we hope!  I'll be talking more on the subject of "Thinking Differently" in November at the Florida Artists Gallery in Floral City, Florida, and at the "Festival of the Cranes" in Bosque del Apache NWR, in Socorro, New Mexico.  See under "Find my work" for dates.  Look forward to seeing you there!


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