I once heard Ansel Adams quoted as saying that "a photographers most important tool is his waste basket". This from someone who said he had heard it at an AA workshop - I don't think it's urban legend.
That's where a friend of ours got his Ansel Adams print.
Originally Posted by dmschnute
I want to share a phrase I learned from tgtaylor at LFF.
"A little lagniappe."
It was in a post about black borders. But I took the word to heart and apply it when contemplating landscapes.
For example, in a scene from the John Muir Trail where I explored a depression of boulders, in one shot I turned the camera to compose a shot including a shrub on the other side of a hill.
Guess I'll have to print this one to show you what I mean.
My eyes, my brain, and the connection between.
Try again. My eyes, my brain and the connection betwain.
Now it rimes! :)
Originally Posted by Alan Gales
Try again. Lee Ann Rimes, poetry rhymes.
OK. Now it rhymes! :)
If you're taking pictures at sea, it would be naval gazing.;)
Originally Posted by Ken Nadvornick
Omphaloskepsis is fine, though.
I hope I wasn't the chief navel gazer! My long post could be summed up as:
1. Do what you want to do, not what you think others might like.
2. Make intent/vision matter: my final picture has less value to me without context.
I spend an inordinate amount of time gazing at the sky and landscape, even if I'm not taking photos of it! So hopefully I'm just a distracted gazer!
If your comp sucks...not much else there.
(Contains a mix of film and digital samples in the presentation.)
1. Some sort of "message" or "impact" or "emotion" caused by the relationship of the subject and its context or surroundings, and the viewer.
Originally Posted by cliveh
2. Suitable lighting to enhance (1)
3. The shutter tripped in the precise moment to enhance (1)
Good composition is nice-to-have but not essential to the above, IMO.
I thought "...the relationship of the subject and its context or surroundings..." was composition. And I suppose if one considers composition to include the 4th dimension, then it would all be about composition. Plucking the light from a period of time and reshaping it onto a piece of paper.