Camera Position 187 : Always Make the Photograph

If you see a picture that you think you may have photographed before, take it. Both the subject and the photographer may have changed since the last time you photographed it. Regardless of the reason, you should always make the photograph.

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Pienza, Tuscany, 2016
Pienza, Tuscany, 2016

I’ve stood in front of this very door many times, and photographed it repeatedly, but never in this light, never at this time of year and never with this degree of success.

Camera Position 186 : Objective and Subjective 

Among the many things that make photography such an interesting pursuit are its qualities of objectivity combined with subjectivity. In the end, photography is an objective medium with a subjective soul.

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Varenna, Lake Como, 2016 - Photograph by Jeff Curto
Varenna, Lake Como, 2016 – Photograph by Jeff Curto
Varenna, Lake Como, 2016 - Photograph by Jeff Curto
Varenna, Lake Como, 2016 – Photograph by Jeff Curto

 

Each one of these images is ostensibly of the same subject (or is it object?) but each one dramatically different from the other based on my subjective interpretation of the scene. Thinking through the choices we make is what makes photography tick.

Camera Position 185 : God Is In The Details

In addition to the phrase “Less is More,” the great architect Mies Van der Rohe also had another saying that relates to making creative work, and that is “God Is In The Details,” suggesting that attention to each and every detail of your process, from conception to execution, is integral to making the best work possible.

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Lake Superior Shoreline, 2016 - Photograph by Jeff Curto
Lake Superior Shoreline, 2016 – Photograph by Jeff Curto

Camera Position 184 : Look At The Path, Not The Mountain

Whether it’s a stack of dishes in the sink, moving forward with your photography or climbing up a steep mountain, looking at the path that you’re traveling is usually the easiest way to the top.

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Faro Voltaio - Volta's Lighthouse, Brunate, Italy, 2016 - Photograph by Jeff Curto
Faro Voltaio – Volta’s Lighthouse, Brunate, Italy, 2016 – Photograph by Jeff Curto
Faro Voltaio - Volta's Lighthouse, Brunate, Italy, 2016 - Photograph by Jeff Curto
Faro Voltaio – Volta’s Lighthouse, Brunate, Italy, 2016 – Photograph by Jeff Curto
Faro Voltaio - Volta's Lighthouse, Brunate, Italy, 2016 - Photograph by Jeff Curto
Faro Voltaio – Volta’s Lighthouse, Brunate, Italy, 2016 – Photograph by Jeff Curto

Camera Position 183 : Conscious Photography

The difference between a conscious and an unconscious photographer is that the conscious photographer produces better work by thinking more and photographing less.

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Wind, Varenna, Lago di Como, 2016 - Photograph by Jeff Curto
Wind, Varenna, Lago di Como, 2016 – Photograph by Jeff Curto

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