Photography

Photography

Photographing landscapes gives me the sense of the infinite and the desire to see what is “over there”. Macro photography enables me to get the close up view that a child gets. It shows me the patterns, shapes or structure that nature delights in revealing to a keen observer. It is just like fractals. Photographing animals, birds, and insects are harder as they are often moving. Often I just plain get lucky and end up snapping a great shot. People are also difficult as they become self conscious when a lens is pointed at them and tend to pose. Again, it is purely luck when I capture that expression that fits the other elements in the image.

Photography is another means of artistic communication, sharing my emotions with another human being by exposing them to what I have seen. Images should evoke a similar emotion, or at least as strong an emotion as the real life scene evoked in the photographer.