I’m sure that you’ve all heard it before: “Amazing photographic opportunities are everywhere! All you have to do is open your eyes to see them!”
But, if you’re like me at all, it’s not always that simple. I don’t always feel like I see these opportunities. I don’t always feel the images around me.
Or, I’ll see an amazing photo that someone else has taken and it’s like dirt or a rusty old bike or something like that and it’s a really nice image. But, if I try to take a similar image, I can look at it and it’s perfectly composed and exposed and yet it still just looks like dirt or a rusty bike or whatever. And I wonder if someone else would see it differently. What am I missing?
And, then there are the times when, thankfully, it just works. An image works out. And, the feeling is wonderful.
And, I wonder if there is a way to kick-up, increase the chances of those wonderful moments. A way to get to that flow…
With that in mind, I’m just finished watching a video by Gavin Hooey that talks about his photographic process, from camera to computer. It talks about how he uses Photoshop and a bit of imagination to get to a photographic result.
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I love images that are steeped in rich, luscious colors.
But I also love the simplicity and charm of black and white photography. There's just something so classic and timeless about a black and white image. Black and white photos are all about shapes and textures and the way that the light plays with those elements. And without color, there's nothing to distract from the message/emotion captured in an image.
Fall is almost here!
The official start of Fall is September 23. It's just a mere two weeks away! And with the cooling weather and the reduced sunlight, the trees begin to change color, creating a photographer's paradise with some of the most breathtaking scenics of the year.