A year or two ago, I was frustrated with the photos I took and a couple of blogging friends (great photographers) advised me to put more thoughts into my photos. They told me “try to shoot from different angles”, “don’t rush to press the release button”… etc. I understood what they said and I knew their advice was exactly what I needed to do, but most of the time, I felt like I had only one second to take the photo and there was no time to think.
While working on the assignments for this course, to my surprise, I did put a lot of thoughts into each photo, and I had taken photos from different angles. I suddenly realized that instead of not having time to think, my problem, the real problem, was that I wasn’t able to see things from a different angle. Deep down, I thought I had taken the photo from the best angle; there was no better angle as far as I knew.
Of course, I was wrong. Now I know. 😉 And I enjoy photographing more after I finally got it. I am sharing this with you hoping it will help some people, even though I am not sure how much it will help. (And I do recommend the course. 😉
I have taken at least 15 photos of this Kuan-Yin, but never got a good one. This morning, I opened the front door to let light come in. I think I like the result.
Developing Your Eye II, Day Seven: “Glass”
Before my brother Shao passed away, he had been bedridden for many years. I tried many ways to keep him busy during the day. In one attempt, in year 2008, I gave him a blank note book because I knew he liked to draw.
A week ago, my nephew came to visit me, and gave this notebook to me. He said Shao had written me a letter.
So, I read Shao’s letter, 6 years after he wrote it, 6 months after he passed away. I had a mixed feeling and I feel sad… just like that withered flower.
Let’s end this post on a positive note (I mean photo). After drinking a glass of wine, this great-aunt got an interesting photo. 😉
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