A Photographic Journey:
The Intimate Landscape in Details
|Intimate Landscape Series: Indian Springs at Cape Blomidon|
Sometimes you can tell a large story with a tiny subject
- Eliot Porter
|November Leaves, Gaspereau Ravine|
The possibilities for creative photography with intimate detail images are great. They demand strict attention to composition and the visual design elements in the photograph. I always crop my images in the field for maximum file size and quality. I can't even try to make a worthwhile image without a tripod. I need the discipline and ritual of careful set up. I need to concentrate carefully on the task at hand while keeping my eyes and ears open to my surroundings.
|Twilight Ripples, Ells Creek Beach|
"One should not only photograph things for what they are but for what else they are" - Minor White
I carry a framing card which is basically a white 8 x 10 matte and hold it up to whatever catches my attention. By closing one eye I can get a sense of the final image. This works surprisingly well. What I keep outside that frame is as critical as the content within.
It is difficult to not give into the ease and temptation for the junk food of landscape photography. Those glorious sunsets and sunrises that gives the viewer a quick fix and are so popular on social media. With few exceptions these types of landscape photographs lose appeal and interest to me over time. I need something healthier right now. I know pursuing the intimate details will allow me more opportunity for creative expression, fulfillment, and ultimately enjoyment but it will always come at a price. Fewer Facebook "likes" and "shares" and not as many requests for prints. For now, I think it is worth the price to produce something that is original, hopefully creative, and definitely from my heart. Something unique.
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