Choosing a Subject
There are a number of things that go into making my finished photographic art prints. Neither one is more important that the other. Each part stands on its own yet without all of the pieces coming together, I could not make an image that I would be happy with.
If I had to say where it all starts, it would have to be with the photograph.
I love travelling whether it’s far and wide or around my local area. I’m always looking for something that catches my eye. Something that I feel has the potential to make a great wall print.
I take my time when I’m looking at the intended subject. I generally won’t get my camera out until I’ve looked around asking myself if there’s a better angle, would there be a better time of day or time of year. Regardless of the answers, I will take some photos. I’ve printed some of my best work from photographs that I felt wouldn’t amount to much.
If I feel a different time of day or year would be interesting, I’ll think about sunrise or sunset times and directions. If some nice broken coulds would enhance the subject, I’ll be watching the weather forecast and radar for the area hoping for a storm.