try getting really close.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
I shoot a lot of stock photos for AGE Fotostock,
so I'm always looking around for possible subjects.
I was passing a cemetery on Pender Island and
I noticed the sun angling through the trees, creating
shafts of light falling on the crosses. I used spot
metering on the crosses and darkened the photos a bit
in Photoshop so that the crosses really stand out.
Like Galen Rowell, I try to follow the light
and sometimes you find something good there.
I also thought of Ansel Adams' classic photo of
Hernandez. I think the more I store those old
references away, the more helpful the masters are
in inspiring my own shots.