Artistic and Technical
Last night I was reading about how photography is a combination of technical skills and artistic vision. Most of my job is technical, so I find the technical side of photography interesting. I'm also attracted to the artistic side. I need to develop both of these skills, so I worked on both areas tonight.
This shot is from the artistic side. I tried many ways to make this old apple tree interesting. I don't quite like this shot yet, but it was the best of the bunch.
On the technical side, I played with the same shot over and over changing the aperture. I don't have any new insights other than the effect on the depth of field. I'll keep working on it.
- My photography needs a lot of work in all areas. I can really see where my technical skills are increasing. I'm finding the settings much more quickly on my camera. The artistic side takes a lot more effort for me. I can look at a subject for a long time from a lot of angles, and I'm not finding any aha moments. Just various things to try.
This photo was tied for first in the second week viewer poll.