How to look at photographs……

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Let’s start with a “key” question:


Is it to share your experiences and vision with others, in other words for Fun & Joy.




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We see things, we experience things, and want to share them and show off our vision of the world, as far as I’m concerned, this is the best reasonto make imags, bu then your milage may vary!


Or you may make photographs of family and friends, becasue you love them and want to capture the qualities you love most!?


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Yes, there is no better thing to do with a camera than to capture the people and memories in our lives!



Then you make images to sell to a client!


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These two images were sold to the Coca Cola Museum in Atlanta, the top image is a brick wall at the pharmacy where the Coca Cola formula was developed in Cartersville, GA.  Second just an old antique Coca Cola opener!


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Shot for Jack Graham Photo Website.


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Shot for Kanssas State Tropper Magazine.


Then you may shoot to enter competitions!  Haven’t done that for many years, not interested, but if it tricks your trigger, go for it!


Finally you may shoot just to study the technical aspects of the images, you’re a PIXEL PEEPER!  Not judging, once again, if it’s your thing, go for it!  It’s fun to take a 36 mega pixel image out to 400% and be amazed.  Doesn’t have a great deal to do with everyday photography,  but admittedly it is cool!  ….and yes I’ ve delved into it in the past!


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So you look an image based on why you shot it.  If it is for yourself, the Fun and Joy catagory, it simply has to make you you happy!  Obviously, you ned to judge exposure, sharpness, and the composition, but once again if youer happy, end of story!


If you are selling an image, then they need to meet the buyers needs, then a check arrives!


Family and friends, that easy, capture all those moments that means something to you!!!


Most imporant get out there and shoot something you love to do!




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4 Responses

  1. Rodney McKnight says:

    Loved this post Bill….thanks

  2. Bill Fortney says:

    Love you Rodney, what a great brother you are!!!!

  3. Jim says:

    My friend that was well said. Love the pics and the memories and for the Blessings with Wesley and family.

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