Monday, November 24, 2014

Headed for the horizon

Grand Bend, ON
July 2014
Thematic. Vehicular. Here.
In photography, I've learned that simple always seems to work better than the alternative. Pick one thing and build the story around it. Don't get distracted by details, or tangential threads, or anything that pulls viewers away from the one thing you want them to take away from the experience.

Easier said than done, mind you, because the planet can be a pretty busy place, with all sorts of overlapping layers of chaos that can make it a challenge to maintain focus on that mythical One Thing.

But that's the reason photography can be such a joy in the first place. Because if you allow it, the craft provides ample opportunity to slice away complexity and use your powers of composition and technical chops to tell the story in the way only you can tell it.

Your turn: What's the "one story" you want to tell today?


Karen S. said...

Keeping traditions alive- while living outside the box.

Kalei's Best Friend said...

Learn to pick your battles... You can't do it all.. It took me years to figure that out... less stress is wonderful!.

Anonymous said...

Eva, my small contribution here