Friday, June 11, 2010

Thoughts on the Photo Quote

Quick recap of the quote:

If you want to be a better photographer, stand in front of more interesting stuff. Jim Richardson

To continue with my rambling from last post, I want to share with you some thoughts on this quote.

At first glance it may seem like this quote is simple and straight forward but if you look deeper you can see there is more then we realize.

For example: 
it is true that if you want to be a better photographer you should find more interesting stuff to stand in front of.

or behind.

or to the side.

or under.

. . .What I'm just being creative here.

and that's precisely another facet of this quote.


challenge your self to find more interesting stuff.

better photographs are better because not only have they spent time and energy into practicing to become better.

they also challenge themselves to go out on limbs.

to try things they may not have been so sure about.


i sliced a very thin round of lemon some time ago.

and i challenged myself to make it interesting.

so i did.


the seeds make it look like eyes. . .  

ok. so maybe it isn't so great.

but i challenged myself with something i wasn't entirely sure of.

and that's part of the journey.

so there you have it.

i think.

this quote has more to offer than first meets the eye.

so look deeper and see what others may not see.


i'm sure i had something more insightful to say regarding it 
but there i've gone.

gotten all caught up in one thought.

and lost all the others.

oh well.

hope this helped someone.


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