Friday, January 3, 2014

The art of photography

Exposed branches on the pond at Bassett Creek Park

A photographer friend recently shared with me the following, which I think rings true...

Painting is an art of addition. You add different colors and textures to a blank canvas and create your subject. But photography is just its opposite. In photography, the whole world is a canvas and you keep on subtracting elements until you find your subject matter. Remember this: Photography is an art of subtraction!  

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