25 Lessons I Have Learned
23. Envision

Before you take a shot you need to envision what it is going to look like within the greater context of its surroundings—what is going to frame that subject that you are truly most interested in and has caught your eye.

It is critical to be conscious of these peripheral factors because as a whole they contribute and constitute the angle, depth, contrasts of form and color, lighting and iridescence (or complete lack thereof) of your picture. This is especially true when you are photographing inanimate matter.

*a marvelous example: deborah lattimore's "green apple with no name"

*please note: the photographer and the photograph cited do not necessarily reflect the views of the lesson or any other random thoughts of the writer.

Everyday is Extraordinarylesson 22 lesson 24 Experiment (with The Third Eye)