“Drawing With Light”
Photography is all about the light. No matter the subject, light is what makes a photograph.
By using light you can create warmth.
I rely on is the sun. The sun and the way its light warms the landscape during the Golden Hours at the beginning and end of each day.
Light can give a sense of warmth to a photo captured on a cold winter morning.
Warmth can also be conveyed by the color palette of the photo. Vibrant autumn foliage provides a warmth to the above photo on an otherwise gray and overcast day.
Warmth can also be created.
A simple white balance adjustment in Lightroom can completely change the feel of a photograph. Giving the second photo a warmer look and feel.
Textured in rust.
Forgotten among the grass and leaves.
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I’m a photographer.
If others are to be believed, a pretty decent one too. Though I still have my doubts.
Yet I fell into photography completely by accident.
Ten years ago I would have laughed at the idea.
High school is as far as I went with my education, knowing early on that college was not for me.
I disliked English class so much that the thought of actually paying for any more in college seemed insane.
And yet, I’ve been told I have a way with words.
And now I’m being paid to write.
The fine people at Craftsy.com have taken a chance and asked me on as a writer.
Life is full of twists.
Enjoy the ride.
The Insidious Photographer’s Ailment.
When you look at a photograph what do you first see?
Do you see a well composed photograph that perfectly captures the beauty of the scene, or do you see the slightly blown highlights in the water in an otherwise good image of a waterfall?
Do you see a dramatic sunset with an amazing sky, or do you notice a horizon that is almost imperceptibly crooked?
Do you see an excellent image of a city skyline at night, or do you see the digital noise, however slight it may be?
Do you notice the brilliant green and wonderfully patterned leaves covered in raindrops, or are your eyes drawn to the several specs of dirt that should have been clone out?
If you answered yes to any of these questions you are afflicted with what I refer to as The Photographers Curse.
I too am cursed.
Sadly I’ve found the better I become at the craft of photography, the more severe the symptoms of this insidious disease, the more even the slightest perceived flaw in an otherwise perfect photograph jumps out at me.
Edited to add – I don’t necessarily find these “flaws” detrimental to the overall photograph, a good photo is a good photo after all. It’s that I can’t not see them if they are there in the first place that is the curse.
Are you afflicted, and are you able to “turn off” the inner photographer and simply enjoy?