Wednesday, August 17, 2011
To some extent we see something abstract in
every photo: line, shape, texture, form, pattern.
Every photo is about finding the right balance
of all these factors and using light and shadow.
One of my favourite places to photograph
nature subjects is on Hornby Island where the
rocks have some terrific shapes and lines and
patterns. The more you think about not labeling the
subject as a rock, and just thinking about those
elements of composition, the stronger those
photos will be. It's not just a rock. After a lot
of practice this way of seeing becomes intuitive.