Before I begin my blog I would like to deeply thank Scott for the opportunity to be the first guest blogger. I am honored in a way that words seem lacking to express the depth of how I feel. I would also like to set the tone of â€œGuest Blog Wednesdayâ€ which is to not explore just the â€œhow toâ€ of doing something but the â€œwhy toâ€ of doing something. Let every Wednesday be an exploration of the creative spirit that moves in us and compels us to create the images we make. That saidâ€¦
Believing is Seeing: Being Taken by Pictures
The most frequently asked question I get is, â€œHow do I take better pictures?â€ The answer is a simple one; stop taking pictures. Instead, consider what the photographer Ernst Haas suggests; be taken by your pictures.
So what does it mean to be â€œtaken by your pictures?â€ Being taken by a photograph is very much like the moment you first fell in love. The person you fell in love with took you, and if you were lucky enough, they were taken by you. Imagine if you could have that happen with every one of your photographs. You were so taken by the events you saw through the lens that you made a photograph, and when someone views that image they will be taken to same place you were.
Okay, thatâ€™s a great metaphor, the moment you fall in love thing, but the pressing question is, Do I have pictures to show the difference between taking and being taken? Yes I do; I have four. I was recently in Morocco…