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Nazareth

Nazareth

Schroon Lake, United States

No real goals as a photographer- I just feel the need to capture and see how things look on film/digital- that’s about it- I drive about looking for whatever captures my attention, I try to figure out what caught my attention, and take a photo of it- hopefully capturing the essence of what I felt about the scene via a process of elimination and observation- more often than not, I fail- but every now and again I seem to capture what I felt about the scene. I spend my days stomping through the woods looking for light, color, shadows, shapes textures, or whatever might catch my attention. Photography is a process I think, of refining ones vision to the point where you begin to notice more and more interesting and unique views and scenes and subjects- and also where you begin to eliminate more and more from a scene until you arrive at a pleasing arrangement of elements within a scene that speak to you. As well, a scene should have at least 3 elements, even more, foreground, middle ground and background- with light as another element, perhaps textures, shadows, contrasts etc as additional elements within the scene- I’m trying lately to get away from unsuccessful 2 element scenes (ie:" Flower with blurred background- although color can be considered a third element,) and to look for scenes with several elements- usually with light playing a key role as a dominant element, and several subordinate elements supporting the subject like texture, colors, reflections etc. Generally when you include several interesting elements in a scene, the photo will be a success if composed carefully- but composition isn’t one of my strong points unfortunately-

If you see that I have posted a photo twice, or even three or 4 times, I apologize, I forget which photos I’ve published and which I haven’t, and as time goes by I tend to run across my unprocessed photos again as I’m going through my photo folders and think "Oh neat- that looks like it would be a neat photo- and so I process it and publish it, thinking It’s a new photo I’m publishing- So, if you’ve seen some photos you’ve seen before, I do apologize for the repeats-

  • Joined: August 2007

Journal

Masterpieces

A Good photo has neat subjects, nice light, ok composition, nice tones etc- A masterpiece transports the viewer to the location as though they were right there alongside the photographer watching the scene unfold. Something In the photo will just draw you into it for a little closer look- a shadow that is placed in such a way as to cause your eye to seek out the light source, a water rainbow from…
Posted over 2 years – Leave a comment

Learnign to Really See Part 2

Nopt sure how far I’ll get with this as what I am reading is pretty deepish- Watchign John Berger’s youtube video called ‘about looking’ which states that once, paintings were singular works of art which hung in one place, were surrounded by one set of surroundings, and anyoen that wanted to swee them had ot see the same surroundings as everyoen else, so everyone’s v…
Posted almost 3 years – Leave a comment

Infusing Meaning into photographs

I always say I’m goign ot ‘finish’ these short articles later, but never really get around to doing so- I’m terrible that way I guess- I find a subject I think about, write some on it, then never compelte the entire thought- oh well- / Anyways, thinking about what photographers strive to accomplish, I’ve decided that basically we are artistic peopel who wish to creat…
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Image Flow

Been learnign few things over the past few weeks, one of them about image flow, and how it affects the viewer- Seems that how a photo flows will have a direct impact on how a viewer responds to a photo or painting- / The eye tends to begin in left upper corner, or 1/3 down or so, and move in a bit of a diagonal manner to the right, so naythign in upper left corner will be dominant, upper right w…
Posted almost 3 years – Leave a comment
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