A Photographer on Photography

January 02, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

A photographer on photography

A photographer practices photography like a singer practices singing harmonies or a guitarist practices strumming.

A photographer tries to develop patience, an understanding of light and an ability to tell stories.

A photographer practices awareness of the most “normal” experiences and tries to present them in an interesting and compelling way.

A photographer with time, application and experience is able to use a camera as if it were an extension of themselves.

A photographer tries to remain acutely aware of the environment, the colours, the movement and the characters in any given scene.

A photographer seeks to experience, capture and interpret those fleeting moments of life that last for all but a few brief moments. Henri Cartier Bresson referred to it as the “decisive moment” Capturing time in a single image where all the elements of colour, light, composition and perspective come together in perfect matrimony.

or

Photography is about making puppy dog eyes at the horseman while you patiently wait until he eventually realizes that you want him to make the horse stand up. When he does that you quickly rattle off 10 exposures shot at 6fps (frames per second) thank him and buy him a cup of tea in appreciation.

or

sometimes there’s a bit of both involved


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