Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Composition and Atmosphere

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I trust that you have read a lot about composition. After all, there is no lacking of self-confessed “experts” teaching photographic skills on the Internet.  But those teachings are mostly telling you how composition is done for composition’s sake. I honestly don’t buy that idea since there is a reason for a specific composition.  I seldom read any writing about interpreting composition in relation to the intent of the photographer, say, to complement the intended atmosphere.  Let me put it this way: Composition is a tool to use for a purpose, but not a tool to use for showing people that you know that tool.


Monday, January 26, 2015

Friday, January 23, 2015

Solitude, Companion and Love

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Being in company, even with the best, is some wearisome and dissipating while solitude can be a friendly companion.  Solitude is not measured by the miles of space that intervene between a man and his fellow men.  No exertion of the legs can bring two minds much nearer to one another.

So, is being in company or in solitude more wholesome?  The right question to ask is instead whether the companion is close to you in mind.  Minds think alike will stick together regardless of the physical distance apart or the loneliness in dire hardship.  With the right spark, we can find love in that relationship.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015