The Stories We Tell
My photography instructor frequently asks, “What story do you want to tell?” when she’s critiquing our photos. If the photographer has zoomed out, the visual story unfolds one way. If she zooms in – on a flower, a person, an animal, a rock, lichen – she tells quite another story, even if both exist in the same physical plane.
What story do you want to tell? The storyteller in me really likes that question. In the end, it’s all about perspective, isn’t it — in the stories we tell, in the photographs we take, in the way we view life?
Enjoy some additional shots I’ve taken over the past five weeks, using functions on my camera that I didn’t even know existed. (It’s been quite the task: weaning myself away from the ‘auto’ setting and shooting from the eyepiece versus the digital display). As usual, click on any image to enlarge (You really should; they’re WAY better when you can see the details).
For Readers, Writers, Everyone: This photography class has taught me an important lesson about mastery of a new skill: mainly that sometimes you have to get worse before you get better. Have you ever felt you had to fail a bit to succeed? (I’m not sharing the children’s portraits I took – whew wee, a portrait photographer I am NOT)