Tag Archives: Visual perception

Space to Breathe In

Space is one compositional aspect I find is often not talked a whole lot about in photo literature. Yes, indirectly as part of the composition, as the point-of-view you choose when taking a photo, as in how you build a … Continue reading

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Some Things Never Change

In my post A Delicate Balance last week, I wrote about the dialectic process that photography is. On one hand, you have the technical foundation, that a photograph comes into being by technical means; and on the other hand, that … Continue reading

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Float Like a Butterfly

What we photograph is never the same as what is capture in the photo. A photo is not reality (except as the reality «photo»). A photo is never the truth. A photo is never objective. Many will even say that … Continue reading

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Invent the World

I have written about this many a time: If you want to captivate viewers with your photos, you have to invest yourself in the photos you take and in the whole photographic process. It’s paramount that you feel the photo … Continue reading

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Averted Vision

Sometimes shooting a subject straightforward simply gives the best representation of the subject in combination with the photographer’s intent behind the photograph. In many ways that’s often the journalistic approach, although increasingly we see more personal interpretations also in traditional … Continue reading

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Tell or Show – or Both?

In 2013 the photographer Jerry L. Thompson published the small, but significant book Why Photography Matters. It’s not necessarily an easy read, but deals with some very important issues for anyone interested in understanding photography in a greater cultural and … Continue reading

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All Good Things Are Three – Or Bad; The Pictures

The last of my three photo challenges I thought would be the most difficult. Not because the task itself was difficult, at least not by the words, which described the challenge, themselves, but more so, the mental process needed to … Continue reading

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