Monday Missive — May 3, 2021

Quotes

Don’t try to lessen yourself for the world; let the world catch up to you.” — Beyonce Knowles

As it also turns out, knowing where best to point your camera requires a skill set whose precepts appear to be instinctively derived, rather than intellectually prescribed. What might work in one situation can often prove disastrous in another. As such, employing a formulaic approach to composition will, more often than not, prove ineffectual.Huntington Witherill

No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit.” – Ansel Adams

Links
Photoessays/Bodies of Work
– Interesting approach to flower photography
– Incarcerated women
– Starling murmurations Really neat images. Sort of like clouds, you can see images in the random patterns.

Post-processing
– Make sure you get your colors right before converting to BW
– Quick tip for loading multiple files into 1 document
– How to make clouds and smoke in PS

Field/Studio
– How to improve your compositions
– Composition

Miscellany
– Alec Soth: I Photograph to Remember Alec discusses this work by Pedro Meyer, but also illustrates the impact of constantly changing technology. Alec speaks slowly and I usually run his videos at 1.25 or 1.5 speed.
– How to see the photos you are missing

Quiet sunrise over the marsh at Chincoteage NWR.

Great egret with lunch at Chincoteague NWR.

Reddish egret with lunch at Chincoteague NWR.

2 thoughts on “Monday Missive — May 3, 2021

    • Yes, last Tu/Wed. Jane’s Island St. Park –> Chincoteague NWR –> St. Michael’s. Jane’s great for Kayaking and many campsites were occupied but not very photogenic. Chinc is always great and St. Michaels was actually rather photogenic.

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