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Photography: What's Your Purpose?

Photography: What's Your Purpose?

I have been practicing photography for around five years now. During these last five years, I have become a better photographer, but I would say that when it comes to creating meaningful art, I have only just begun. While images don’t have to be meaningful, I do find that having a purpose behind pressing the shutter makes the process more fulfilling.

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Technical vs Artistic Vision

Technical vs Artistic Vision

Photographers typically start out learning the medium by reading manuals and watching guides on how to use the camera. As artists, we are not meant to be architects of technically perfect images. Computers are designed to attempt to achieve an ‘ideal’ exposure according to whoever designed them.

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Dead Poets Society in Landscape Photography

Dead Poets Society in Landscape Photography

I believe photography and poetry aren’t that unrelated. I like to think of my images as a way of communicating emotion, mood, and a story or poem through the visual elements I chose to include. A photograph is worth a thousand words after all!

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Why I don't take photos all the time.

Why I don't take photos all the time.

It is great to be out in nature with a camera. Unfortunately, most times that I am able to get out the light and the weather isn’t all that compelling.

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Letting the Mind Wander

Letting the Mind Wander

When practicing photography it isn’t always easy to compose and capture great images that are uniquely yours. Of course you will need good light and interesting subjects, but this isn’t the whole story.

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Work vs a Job

Work vs a Job

You have to do work at a job, but work doesn’t have to be a job. Personal work can be something you choose to do that furthers you creatively, financially, or otherwise.

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Copying Other's Art

Copying Other's Art

This is going to be a bit on the ranting side, but bear with me on this one. There are many individuals out there that see photography as something that is not artistic. At the same time they say paintings, drawings, and other more classical mediums can be classified as art.

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Photography's Influence on History

Photography's Influence on History

When people look at the imagery produced today it will surely not be with the same viewpoint we have today. The world is ever changing and the landscapes we love to photograph will likely appear very different.

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