I’m learning what I can photograph with just a 28mm lens. I always thought that I could use it for clouds, but never helicopters in the distance.
For those of you who are interested in the details, this rose bud is only about 3/8 inch in diameter. I used an Olympus TG-4 in close-up setting to acquire a jpeg image which I then tweaked in LR CC. I should probably carry the TG-4 with me more when I’m out and about, but I have something else to compete for pocket space arriving today.
A photograph starts as nothing but a copy of reality; i.e., it looks like it did at a moment in time which is the copying aspect of it … assuming nothing was added or removed. But, all pictures are interpretations of how it looked through different eyes. If you are color blind I’m sure you don’t see the way I do.
The first interpretation that is made by a photographer is based on what they decided to photograph. I tend to photograph almost anything I see. There isn’t much that is out of bounds other than for privacy reasons.
Some would call this art, but that is a personal thing. I don’t refer to my pictures as art. Art is something you create from nothing. It may be based on what you have seen but in the case of two-dimensional art you started with a blank page. Pictures aren’t created that way. They always start from a copy even though they may be altered by adjusting exposure, changing contrast, colors, etc. Altering a copy doesn’t make it art in my mind.
I am not an artist, nor am I a photographer. I am a copier. The only thing different between you and I is what and how we chose to see and show the copy.
Maybe you would prefer an image like the following with lots of grain and no color. It is still a copy but with a different style of interpretation.
If you aren’t aware. It is still cool and raining and I’m scratching for ideas.
I am considering several additions to my photography including processing and cameras. I have always liked the dark side, but I always thought that I would do it in B&W. Lately I have been experimenting with variations in color. Some of these images worked better than others. I will continue to work on it, especially after I get my next camera.