Sunday, 10 June 2012
8 june 2012 - eos-1ds mk2, f/3.5 1/6s, iso-1000
i'm electrified by the plus-minus, high contrast world of night photography and its challenges. it's resulted in making a habit of not taking a tripod, to instead learn how to improvise a support, how to rest the lens on the hands, or how to find a stable kneeling position. as a result, it causes one to explore various angles beyond the straight and level at standing height, to learn one's own rhythm in that bodymotion lull inbetween heartbeats when holding breath.
when we're down to our minimal existence, we have no choice to be creative and that challenge, my dear stranger-friends, carries with it tremendous rewards.
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photography as a metaphor for life? again? yes, i just went there.
i mean, think about it: there are times when proper tools are absolutely necessary but then there are other times when you simply have to use an ounce of creativity to make something really, really cool. this is what we learn in the arts, and as an engineer, i feel i can't place enough emphasis on the importance of the arts as we grow--not just through our school years, but all the way throughout life.
we don't need to go to the utmost abstract extreme to exercise our creativity, we just need to have it in our lives to take some time and create something. we need to just take a little bit of time to learn how to think differently, see differently, and understand that there are so many different ways to approach something. why am i saying this? i recently saw one of the most badass videos with serious musicians taking a bunch of instruments one can find in the classroom and turn it into three and a half minutes of awesome fun:
now that's what i'm talking about.
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