Monday, December 22, 2014
Working a Subject
I have heard a lot online recently about revisiting old locations. It's great advice and something I encourage everyone to follow.
The shot above is of the Air Force Memorial in Arlington, VA, located just south of the Pentagon. So what could possibly change by revisiting a subject multiple times? Your perspective for starters. I know when I revisit a location I typically see things differently than before. Sure I see some of the same things I have seen before as well, but the clouds and the light could possibly be different. Especially if you go during different times of the day or different times of the year.
Small differences can sometimes make meaningful differences in how you see or interpret a subject. It's ok to go with preconceived notions of what you want to shoot but don't let yourself be limited by such thinking. Just be open to what is in front of you and don't forget to look behind you either.
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