Thursday, 22 January 2009

An interest in photography

Andreas Feininger was an American photographer and was famous for his photos of New York. He is quoted as saying "It's nothing but a matter of seeing, thinking, and interest. That's what makes a good photograph. And then rejecting anything that would be bad for the picture". Many of his quotes are related to interest and if you want to be good at anything, not just photography, you have to be interested.

Where do you find that interest? Feininger didn't tend to photograph people, his interest was the theory of photography, cityscapes and natural history. Who knows where interest comes from, but so much has changed with digital photography. If you see a photograph that you like then there is a very good chance that you can copy that style. Once you have followed the styles of others then you could think about your own style.

Happy snapping

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