Find something interesting, even in ordinary subjects

Book Excerpt: “I think that “trying hard” is probably the worst thing you can do as a photographer. I don’t mean you shouldn’t be careful, but rather that the harder you look for a good photograph, the less likely it is you will find one…What if, instead of hunting for great images, you were to go out looking for things that interest you?…What I’m trying to say is that the interest usually precedes the finding of the photograph, and that what we should be looking for is not the photographable but the interesting, and I don’t think they are the same thing at all.”~George Barr, Take Your Photography to the Next Level


20 responses

  1. Often the most ordinary is the most beautiful, and you’ve proved it in one image! 🙂

    December 4, 2012 at 9:21 am

    • Junsjazz

      Much thanks CK!

      December 5, 2012 at 1:54 am

  2. Like capturing daily living and forever committing it to memory.

    December 4, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    • Junsjazz

      Right you are! Thanks a lot!

      December 5, 2012 at 1:55 am

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  4. I love this. Making the ordinary extraordinary.Fits in with contemplative .

    December 5, 2012 at 6:10 am

    • Junsjazz

      Thanks Jane!

      December 28, 2012 at 5:17 am

      • Happy New Year!

        December 31, 2012 at 5:46 am

  5. petit4chocolatier

    Love this!!

    December 6, 2012 at 12:31 am

    • Junsjazz

      Thanks a lot !!

      December 6, 2012 at 1:19 am

  6. This is great advice, and a wonderful shot!

    December 6, 2012 at 2:39 am

    • Junsjazz

      Thank you Elisa! Just goes to show nothing can escape the eye of a photographer. Happy 2013

      December 28, 2012 at 5:18 am

  7. Ha Ha!! Looks so nice. And they are so colourful. Love it.

    December 11, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    • Junsjazz

      Thanks Krisha! Happy 2013!

      December 28, 2012 at 5:19 am

      • Thank you, Junsjazz. A 2013 full of accomplishments!

        December 29, 2012 at 4:43 pm

  8. wow great shot! love the DOF effect!

    December 15, 2012 at 5:49 am

    • Junsjazz

      Much thanks Susan! Happy 2013!

      December 28, 2012 at 5:19 am

  9. Definitely ordinary, easy to overlook, but such an interesting composition. Good shot to prove your point.

    December 28, 2012 at 3:59 am

    • Junsjazz

      Thanks a lot Lynne! Happy 2013!

      December 28, 2012 at 5:20 am

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