Give your eye a visual workout

Book Excerpt: “Certainly, new places can inspire and motivate. But exceptional photography really starts at home. This can be in and around your own backyard, neighborhood, home-town, or surrounding countryside…The whole idea is to give your shooting eye a visual workout. Plus, photographing close-at-hand locations is not only easy but is also enjoyable—and you may find that you come up with some worthwhile images, too…In his book Photo Impressionism, noted Canadian photographer Freeman Patterson wrote, “Learning to see subject matter well, learning to design image space well, and learning to use your tools effectively takes discipline—and discipline is something you rarely develop on a trip. You acquire it before you go, and then you take it with you.”~Jim Miotke from his book The BetterPhoto Guide to Creative Digital Photography



5 responses

  1. lucywilliamspoetry

    I have nominated you for the very inspiring blog award. Check out my blog post to see what to do

    December 17, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    • Junsjazz

      Oh thank you Lucy, you’re so kind! Happy Holidays!

      December 18, 2012 at 1:04 am

  2. Looking through the lens and remembering to “design image space well” can really propel one’s photographs from ordinary to something interesting.

    December 17, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    • Junsjazz

      Even I in my previous posts here have learned the importance of visual elements and design in photography. This thing we enjoy doing is a continuous learning process. Thanks always Lynne! Happy Holidays!

      December 18, 2012 at 1:08 am

      • That’s what fuels the passion of course. And happy holidays to you too JJ.

        December 18, 2012 at 1:59 am

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