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Interpretation

Art Photography, like all forms of art, is a means of communication; a kind of “language.” As such, it is subject to interpretation, based on individual life experiences (the ‘filters’ through which we perceive the world).
Cultural wisdom, e,g.  the old Indian tale of “the blind men and the elephant” reminds us that each of us [...]

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Self Critique & digital image-making (6/6)

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Sixth and final part in this series. (On the theory behind my practice of digital image-making) (Earlier posts: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
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Detail is an important part of every work of the visual arts. In digital photography, detail relates to “micro-contrast” (or “sharpness”). Enhancing micro-contrast/sharpness will create the illusion of more detail, [...]

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Elements… (5 of 6)

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Fifth in a series of short articles on how I approach digital photography. (Links to previous parts: 1, 2, 3, and 4)
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Do you sometimes “feel blue”? Or do you see the world through “rose-colored glasses”, and want to “paint the town red?” Or… perhaps you feel “green with envy” when [...]

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Critique (4 of 6)

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Part four of six (for friends interested in my work)
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Does my image speak in a manner consistent with its theme and mission? Should it whisper in subdued, intimate tones or declare its message in a clear and loud voice?  Contrast (the second C) helps [...]

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Self Critique (3 of 6)

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Third in a series of six parts on how I personally approach the art of digital image making. Sharing in appreciation of the many social media friends who are interested in my work.
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Composition is the next most important element of an image, and it is best optimized [...]

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Elements of self critique (2 of 6)

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In the first part I mentioned the five elements that have the most impact on mood & emotion in art photography: Light, Composition, Contrast, Color and Detail. I use their initials L-C-C-C-D as a mnemonic device; a working checklist.

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Nothing influences the overall mood of a scene more than Light. So [...]

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Elements of self-critique in digital image making (part 1 of 6)

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The journey toward higher artistic accomplishment and ever improving levels of craftsmanship, requires that we migrate from a reliance on external feedback, toward a disciplined habit of self-critique. This is part 1, of a 6-part summary of how I personally approach this.

To begin with some key definitions, my main area of interest [...]

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