July 9, 2017

A Few Compositional Dynamics

One of the greatest lessons I received in my early years learning photography was that of Compositions Dynamics.

The true art of photography doesn't lie in pointing and shooting.  In lies in seeing not only the subject but the entire scope of the subject and the coexisting elements of the scene. 

What I'm about to show you are some of my thought processes and the things I see when shooting.  You will also get a glimpse into my post production and image selection.  Yes luck does play it's part as some of you call it.  I prefer to define it as God's touch.

Photographing any animal can be difficult.  Sometimes your efforts pay off and other times you leave exasperated and defeated.  In the end when all of the time spent and all of your determination pay off the final outcome can be breathtaking.

I recently took my first trip to the Davis Mountain Region of Texas.  It was my first visit and the first of what I hope to be many. 

Understanding...

July 8, 2017

You might be asking yourself what kind of title is that.  For me "What About Me?" is the question I ask myself daily.

Who am I?

What am I?

What are my objectives?

What are my goals?

What defines me as a photographer?

What makes my work my work?

When I started into photography back in 1980 these were not questions I asked myself.  In fact all that I considered was getting something on film.  Through the years and all of the countless DREAMS, I've come to realize "Who I am!", "What I am?" and so on.

Answering these questions helps us to form a direction........to form a Brand......a Style.....and a Path to becoming what we want to be.

After all what motivates you to get up and grab your camera to endure the "HEAT", the "COLD", the "RAIN" and lastly the "FAILURES" and "SUCCESSES."

Notice I didn't say successes and failures.  If I've learned anything about photography....especially Wildlife Photography my Failures always out number my successes.  I take risks.  I push the envelope.  I challenge...

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