Originally Posted by MurrayMinchin
I suspect you are pretty close to the truth with your first stab. I like to work things out, mull them over, examine every aspect to them, and present work that is substantially finished without gaping holes. I enjoy the process of thought and preparation that goes into this.
I think in the end I'm a strange photographer. As I'm strange in every other aspect of life. I'm not really interested in photojournalism. But I definitely give myself assignments and my landscapes are also often part of a project with a documentary theme in mind. One of my landscape projects involves images that resulted from a trip that I made annually for years, then finally took photographic equipment along one time. Many of those images were planned years ahead of time. Others came because I had the camera along that one time when the image presented itself...
And actually...I'm not just up the coast from you...you have big luscious trees and forest undergrowth...we are so far west that we have tundra with a few sickly stands of spruce trees that are lucky to get 40 feet tall...
But I appreciate your undeserved confidence in me, and I'll enjoy just thinking about the sunset, fame and glory...
Originally Posted by Richard Boutwell
I know exactly what you are saying...I've had similar experiences, and you've pretty well defined some of the reasons I am cautious with my ideas, as well as why I often think I might just turn around and put them all out for everyone to see...though I haven't talked myself into that yet... I've encountered some other reasons that I suspect are underlying my choices through the process of replying to the various other respondents...
To everyone patient enough to have read these responses...
My apologies for the number of posts. I tried to do this all in one, but after losing that post and starting over, I couldn't risk another complete loss...
I really don't think any 2 shooters are going to approach a subject the same way. Subject matters have been exhausted. But new ideas and aproaches are wide open so to share ideas I think there is more benefit to talking them through than holding on to tight. Sometimes just by communicating an idea it grows. Even if someone walks away with the ideas and try to create (or Steal) their instincs would never be able to assimulate and project what your own experiances have evolved this idea in the first place. Besides having an idea is only the beginning. The first of many, many steps towards a final image or a body of images that illustrates your idea. toward that end it is all yours.
Stop trying to get into my mind, There is nothing there!
All I know is I can only learn from my own experience, and mostly of the time, I stick to the ideas I develop in the beginning all the way to the end in the process of making and delivering images.
How successsfuly or not successfuly I do it depends on how much I try, and there's no time to worry about other people stealing my ideas because they are not walking in the same path as I am.
This sounds a bit too self-righteous, but that's pretty much it for me.
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Originally Posted by Troy Hamon
Note to self: Turn your negatives into positives.
If an idea ever came into my empty head it would rattle around and self distruct. Other than that I am not telling.
Claire (Ms Anne Thrope is in the darkroom)
Troy - I intentionally left a clue in image. So far, however, no one has noticed it.
Originally Posted by Troy Hamon
[COLOR=SlateGray]"You can't depend on your eyes if your imagination is out of focus." -Mark Twain[/COLOR]
Rio Rancho, NM
I think ol' Mickey looks like he met his demise in a pan of Jello! haha
Originally Posted by rbarker
I was wondering about Jello, but how would you get it so clear? Or is it always that clear?... His hands do look as if they are resting on the top of Jello, but the feet are submerged...I don't know Ralph, you got me thinking but I'm not sure...