See beyond the literal
After a week of posting extremely colorful images at my art blog, and some vibrant images for the recent topic of color contrast posted in this blog, I think I got “color fatigue.” Let’s go back to some nice, simple black and whites this weekend. Or if you haven’t done it yet, go over the Monographs Issue of the Digital Magazine.
Article Excerpt: “Beginners often photograph their subjects literally. There’s nothing wrong with that. Many times, though, an ordinary subject can be made extraordinary. That is rarely due to the subject and almost always a reflection of the photographer. Extraordinary photographers do not see their subjects only literally…To make a dynamic photograph, you must see the shapes, lines, and tones that make up a black-and-white photograph. In a sense, the photographer learns to break down the subject to its basic compositional elements then builds an image from them.”~Bernhard J. Suess from his article Back to Black-and-White: Choosing Subjects for Black and White Photographs