Going to the Light
A 365-day Photo Journal

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Day 20: Exposed


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"The exotic is easy. The common is hard.Many photographers travel great distances to better their craft. Upon returning home, their peers marvel at the spoils of the adventure: distinctive portraits, dramatic landscapes, and shots of intriguing food, flora and fauna. The moment you point your lens at an exotic subject, the journey to creating an interesting photograph is half-finished. The second-half is often completed by technology rather than intention. If you really want to hone yourself as a photographer, then point your lens at the people, places and things around you everyday. When you can routinely craft an image that captures a new way of seeing the common, then you are truly growing as a photographer."





camera info: off camera flash shot into collapsed umbrella at left of subject. 50mm lens, 1/200 sec at f/5.6, ISO 100.

3 comments:

Kristie said...

What a great self-portrait! Really love the contrast between the exposed side of your profile and the "dark" side ..... nice work!

jenX said...

20 days in, Jim! I think the coke bottle might be my favorite so far. i really like what you've written here, too.

Jim Smith said...

Thank you ladies. I appreciate your regular encouragement.

Jen...the Coke bottle is my favorite as well. In fact I had a gallery wrap print made of it.