One thing about writing a more or less daily blog about thoughts in general and photography specifically is it makes you look at your images a lot differently.
Case in point. The above image is one that normally would have sit on my hard drive and never seen the light of day let alone get posted anywhere it could be seen by others. But because I am writing a photography blog I need images to show and discuss. Thus while not a throw away image none the less it leaves a lot to be desired. Because of a on-line lesson I took this week I thought I would focus on “shapes” today. Four shapes captured within the last couple of weeks.
The first one I really liked in color but the remaining three are all done in black and white. I didn’t feel good about the color but they were far more acceptable in B&W.
Besides as I have mentioned before in the cold bleak dregs of Winter B&W just seems a natural. I mean for the last couple of weeks or more the ground has been white and the sky has been an off gray with the trees and landscape showing more black than any other color.
I was watching the photography lesson the other day featuring a world-famous fashion photographer. He had one camera, one lens, one strobe light and one model. With in a space (on a city street) of no more than 60 yards he took some of the most amazing images I have seen using parts and shapes of every day objects. Hence my attempt at just showing shapes. I’m fresh out of models.
Scott Kelby commented on the lesson by saying, “I’ve been on that same street at least 5 or 8 times a week for years and I never saw the things that Jeremy saw in his vision of what he wanted to capture. It is simply amazing.”
So that inspired me to start looking at shapes, lines and textures more than I have been. These are not very good images when it comes to shapes but they will serve as a starting place for me to improve over the coming weeks.
As always thanks for stopping by. Be careful.