I went into the city on Saturday to take photos for my Earthquake Anniversary post. The repeating patterns of these bikes all lined up in a row caught my eye.
When I crouched down to get a better angle, I was unsatisfied with the image and realised I was too far away so I got closer, and then closer again until I was right up against the first bike.
Only then did I fill the frame with the shapes and lines that I wanted and really focus on the story I was trying to tell.
How many times have I missed out on the real image because I didn’t realise I was in the wrong position or that I didn’t know I really needed to get right into the image for it to happen?
Have you had that realisation too?
Of course black and white was how these images needed to be processed, done with LR only
My daughter is doing a fine arts degree and in her photography class she is constantly being told that photographers are lazy and will zoom too much. It is better to move around to get the best position – that includes getting down on the ground too. Me, I am just lazy and use the zoom – but then again it is getting harder to get of the ground with no help
It doesnt make so much of a difference with landscapes so much so I probably havent noticed it being an issue as much, but it was a good learning experience. I think my recent work with my macro lens helped make me more aware as well