July Notes

It is the end of July already. It is hard to believe that summer is half over. Although, for me, I do have an excuse….I was out of the country and half way around the world for half of the month.

this month proved to be a good month for working on photography skills. The reason is simple: travel. With my two week mission trip to Bulembu, Swaziland. Not only was the area a fertile field of photographic images providing plenty of new imagery for me, but it was not my usual stomping ground so there was a precious opportunity for new stimulation.

In addition, I have been reading a book on photography entitled Photography for the Joy of It by Freeman Patterson and André Gallant. It is a very good book looking at all aspect of photography without concern for the technical aspects.  I am beginning to really understand the way the light metering works and how to use that to achieve the image for with I seek.  I feel, too, I better understand how to approach a potential image with purpose, creativity and communication.

There is a potential photography in virtually everything.  We just need to be conscious of it and looking for ways to capture the vision we have in our minds.  The challenge is to capture to a viewer can gaze upon it and gather the information you wish to convey without the benefit of the sights, sounds, smells, context of actually having been there.

All in all though, the project was fun and all in a day’s work.

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