Big Rowan Ackison (greensh) wrote,
Big Rowan Ackison
greensh

  • Mood:

Magic Photos

I saw a documentary on Eddie Adams. He was an incredibly talented photographer who was also depressed. He created incredible images that others appreciated but he struggled to create the perfect photo that would make him happy, for a time. A friend of his commented that the work involved in creating a commercial photo bled them of creativity. The round and round of picking the photo, tweaking it, approving it, rinse and repeat, had its toil.

I can relate, though I don’t sell my photos. Instead I can relate that over working or analysis of a photo can remove the magic. I hope to avoid this to some degree. I take many photos, sometimes over thousand. I then review them and chuck out the ones that just don’t work at all. I then go through them and look at the one by one. I look for something special in their composition or look for a series of photos that express a wonderful move. These are kept and the thousand is cut in half. These have some magic by my estimation, and it is these that I share with others. I hope I choose well!
Tags: adams, magic, photography
Subscribe

  • Poem -Set a Sentence

    The poem “Set a Sentence” was inspired by a Facebook posting that stated, “when people my age are all afraid of the world that…

  • Poem - Beyond the Dance

    The poem “Beyond the Dance” is about striving to live beyond the normative. Beyond the Dance Seek a life beyond the dance that span of…

  • Poem - Tradition Tossed

    The poem “Tradition Tossed” is about the suffocation of traditions. Tradition Tossed Where chains of rules are applied to the limbs of…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic
    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 0 comments