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There are Two Fundamentally Different Approaches to Photography

Posted on: 7 April 2008

There are a lot of articles out there that seek to guide photographers into a particular market. If you want to learn to shoot portraits better you can take a number of classes and attend numerous workshops on portrait photography to learn how best to manipulate your backgrounds, your studio setup, and your audience. You can read up on which audience may suit you best whether it be children, seniors, families, babies, students, pets or any whatever. You can be a wedding photographer, a photojournalist, a studio photographer, … and for each of these you have any number of folks willing and able to help you learn the tricks of the trade.

The thing is…what do you want to do?

I recently read an article by Paul Indigo that really spoke to this subject:

There are two fundamentally different approaches to photography. Identifying which type of photographer you are could help you focus your approach and remove inner creative conflicts that you were not even aware of.

You have to ask yourself whether you prefer observing and capturing what you see happening in front of your lens or do you prefer to control your subject matter and direct the action to produce the result you envisage? [via Beyond the Obvious]

Read the rest of the article and reflect a little on what kind of photography speaks to you. This really should be the first step any photographer takes before considering pursuing photography as either a vocation or avocation.

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  • thebail: Reblogged this on Underwater Ap
  • Veronica Lynne: Did you use it? It's RODEO time! That might make a good pic for the fb page to.
  • Veronica Lynne: Certainly. I am flattered. Just give credit--ChromaticSoul Photos. Also, I would love to see how you use it. The rodei is this weekend! Veronica Lynn
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