Sunrise through Morning Fog

For me, photography is like a treasure hunt. I take my camera out for a hike, and the quality of what I bring home depends on two things: 1.) what I find, and 2.) my skill as a photographer.

One concept I always keep in mind is that photography is a “subtractive art” (like sculpting), not an “additive art” (like painting or cooking).  When you compose the shot, you are eliminating the vast majority of your surroundings to create a simplified, focused, appealing photograph.

I pay close attention to both tonal contrast and color contrast. Either of these give an image some punch, and I don’t think subjects that blend with the background make for striking images.


One thought on “Photography

  1. Hey, where are the pictures! I know, you need a little time to create a whole new website. I guess I need to be more patient in creating a website. I started on wordpress yesterday. I don’t like taking the time to learn. I just want to do.

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