Search for what’s cool

Book Excerpt: “After wandering around for a while and finding nothing interesting to photograph, pause for a minute and analyze the scene. OK, so you found nothing interesting to photograph, but did you find nothing interesting at all? If the answer truly is “nothing,” then perhaps you should go home. If your reaction though is, “This is a cool place!” then ask yourself what’s cool about it and resume your wandering now focused on what’s cool.”~George Barr, Rules for Looking from his book Take Your Photography to the Next Level



4 responses

  1. I’ll try this the next time. 🙂

    January 8, 2013 at 7:46 am

    • Junsjazz

      Hi Mekala! I think you’ll never run out of cool things to capture in your travels

      January 8, 2013 at 9:23 am

  2. “Making something out of nothing’ is a skill that can be developed. It is taking that second or third look and exploring and seeing what you didn’t see before, or getting real close and capturing a reflection whatever…I love the colours and the repetitive lines lines from the boats. Would like to explore this further …have a great day!

    January 8, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    • Junsjazz

      You’re right Jane. We need to have that second, third or even fourth look, the process of exploring and looking intently. Sometimes things just doesn’t fall into place, we have to scan, search and go about, and as photographers we know what to look out for. Thanks always!

      January 9, 2013 at 1:48 am

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