Sunday, September 02, 2007

Photographic Health Advisory No 1

Captured moments in time.

It is a truism in the photographic world that all photographs are trapping the fleeting prey in your little box. If that is all there is to a photo it is only and will be for all time a snapshot, for one person’s “moment in time” is another’s yawn.

Whilst what is trapped in the box is 1/500th of a second of reality what the photographer does in the darkroom or in 21st Century parlance the Lightroom that makes the photograph. It is the photographer’s skill in manipulating form and content outside the box which makes for the memorable photograph.

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