Do you produce acceptable impressionist images, but don’t consider them great? Doy ou have the feeling of repetition that makes you tired of every subject? Do you think that everything you produce is boring and that keeps you from creating new images?
Everyone has experienced this kind of feeling. Whether you are a beginner or you’ve been photographing for many years, it’s not always a smooth ride. You’ve probably already discovered that impressionist photography is a lot more difficult than it appears.
The best images are not always the ones that you deliberately look for. Sometimes they appear suddenly before your lens and need to be captured quickly. Others need to be carefully searched for, contemplated, and tried from many different angles before getting them right. The good news is that, regardless of where you are and what you are photographing, there are always good images to be made – you just need to find them. If you believe there is beauty and interesting stuff all around you, you will see it, more and more, as you open yourself up. You just need a willingness to explore and find what is extraordinary in the ordinary things around you. Your goal is to move past what the subject is and look at it for any visual excitement it might offer. When you focus on an object you are more likely to make assumptions based on what you know about it, rather than concentrating on what you can actually see. Continue reading The Art of Seeing