Choosing what to see
Posted on 1 Jun ’12 by Earl Moore
I’ve read the first step to becoming a photographer is learning how to see. At my age I think it’s more about learning how not to see — how not to see the obvious, leaving the imagination open to all possibilities. We should photograph as we live and live as we photograph — in the moment with open minds. A tall order but photography is a wonderful life-learning tool in this regard.
“A photographer can sit at the edge of paradise and may only see unframeable beauty. A child with their parents camera will run through paradise capturing all that they see as they see it, filled with the untangled imagination of youth.” – Ryan Learoyd
In the most obvious sense this is a small yellowish leaf laying on tarmac which has a large crack in its surface.
However, a child with their parents camera might see a small yellow leaf fluttering to the ground below. This thought set the post-processing direction, creating the abstract image above.