Thursday, January 2, 2014

The Happy Pandoras Box of Photography...

Commercial Lifestyle session with Mark Jansen
As I move forward on various projects, seeking that perfect image that expresses my photographic vision, I often recall a thought I had from a few years back.  The thought that modern photography can be positive Pandora’s box of sorts. Not in a negative sense releasing evil, but in a positive sense of infinite creative possibilities once you embrace the camera as a creative tool. Once the craft is mastered technically, finding that subject matter might take some time. I meet many people on this journey of self-discovery.  it might be in landscapes, portraiture, architectural, street or fashion or lifestyle, the list is endless.

High Contrast for publication
©Mark Jansen
Some come to it instinctually. Others struggle, dipping their fingers into many   subjects and really not focusing on one strongly, or long enough to become proficient. This can be distressing for some, or a happy journey for others. Hence my Pandora’s box reference.

 The wonderful thing about modern photography, is it allows you to explore subjects simply and effectively. Take some chances and take your time. Once you lock into something, you’re instantly drawn towards it, as if magnetized. This locking in on a particular expression or subject this is very important for developing your vision as a creative, and you'll just know it,  it’s wonderful. You will explore your chosen subject deeply, as if in a conscious visual mediation, with no distractions. This is passion, this is photography.     By Mark Jansen ©2014

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Holly Higbee-Jansen said...

Beautiful references to creativity and photography. Bravo!

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