Tuesday, April 19, 2011
What I've Learned
As much as the cliche is used, it's true: It's not the camera, it's the person behind it. What I've learned in this class, as well as from Photography I, is that what's truly important is the choices we make when taking the shots. It's been wonderful to learn Photoshop. It's a great tool that can make your life easier. But if you don't need to edit the photos that much, your life will be even easier. And sometimes, editing your photo will only get you so far. No amount of photoshop can save a really poor composition. It's in the moment that the real editing is going on.
I find the relationship between design and photography very interesting. My own way of looking at it is that in design, you create a composition, and in photography, you find it. This can be even more challenging and even more satisfying, in my opinion.