Finding Creativity/Beauty/Opportunity EVERYWHERE
Since I started my phone-tography blog… What? You don’t know about that? OK, stop what you’re doing and bookmark http://phonetographs.wordpress.com.
As I was saying, when I started my phone-tography blog, I knew that I was going to need to keep the content fresh. That means that I would need to find things to shoot wherever I find myself. This scene here seems pretty uneventful and not a likely subject of a photoshoot, right? Well, check after the break for what I was able to find in this spot.
If you look almost in the center of this picture you’ll see a bush with a cluster of flowers. Yes, this would be my subject and I would get up close and make that little cluster look like a big field of flowers. I chose to get macro with it and thankfully, my Nokia Lumia 920 armed with the ProShot app is very good at capturing what I set out to do. FYI – I also put my Fhotoroom app to work by adjusting the white balance, black point and a touch of sharpening.
Of course, I got philosophical about this and had to remind myself and anyone reading my thoughts about paying attention to what is already around you. There are wonderous things to be discovered; Sometimes you just need to change your perspective, look closer and focus. Wait…am I talking about photography or life? Hmmmm…that whole life = art/art = life thing.
I try to employ this thinking as much as possible. I mean, I can definitely be a realists and I probably even thought today that I wasn’t going anywhere cool enough to get a new shot for my phone-tography blog. (You’ve been there, right? – http://phonetographs.wordpress.com) Now, I have several shots that I’m going to have to choose from. This is a decent problem for a photographer to have and an even better one for a blogger to have.
I hope more people out there can examine something that they take for granted today and look at from a different perspective. It could be your job, your significant other, your neighborhood or even that oh so familiar person that you see in the mirror. Find a bit of amazing in them all. It’s there.
Now, I gotta get over to the other blog…you know the one, right? I’m not going to tell you three times. If you don’t want to go over there I can take a hint and then a drink to get over it.
Please feel free to leave your amazing discoveries in the comments section. By “please feel free”, I mean DO IT NOW!
Posted on April 1, 2013, in Just Life, Photography and tagged Beauty, Creativity, DalyDose, Flowers, Jeff Daly, Motivation, Opportunity, Perspective, Phone-tography, Photography, West Hollywood. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.