One of the things that makes a good photograph is simplicity. Think about what you are trying to create – what is your goal, what are you trying to say, what is the subject – and then remove/minimize all other distractions, either in camera or in processing. Reduce, streamline, boil down. Make it as visually simple as possible to tell your story and meet your goals.
As 2016 begins, we should all sit down, relax, and imagine what we can create in the coming months. After all, at this moment, the year is a blank slate. Focusing on what you want to achieve is the first step toward making it happen. And you’ll never get there if you never try.
“Everything you can imagine is real.”
My son, lost in his imagination,
“I don’t think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains.”
Some of the last flowers of autumn cling to life as the death of the season falls around them.
“You will not be carried to Heaven lying at ease upon a feather bed.”