Photography – Week 130
The baby turtles are back. There’s a beautiful little chunk of time when baby turtles are there for the finding. They are hard to spot and take some skill to catch but it’s very possible and lots of fun. When we started I caught them and handed them to the kids. Now the older ones are doing it themselves.
In what has become a tradition for the family, I work with each of the kids (3yo is not in the mix yet) to make their own Valentine’s Day cards for their class. It’s amusing and we end up with some interesting cards that represent their own unique ideas. It has been interesting to watch how their concepts and participation have evolved and my oldest (10) is now taking his own pictures and doing some Photoshop work on his own. We order the photos from Snapfish- giving us a class worth for about $3.00. Like making animated gifs, it seems to help turn on a lens of analysis long term and they think like this throughout the year. It’s not 3D printing, but the cycle from imagining something, creating it digitally, and then ending up with a physical product is there. cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo shared by Tom Woodward cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo shared by Tom Woodward cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo shared by Tom Woodward cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo shared by Tom Woodward cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo shared by Tom Woodward cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo shared by Tom Woodward cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr […]
There are two men inside the artist, the poet and the craftsman. One is born a poet. One becomes a craftsman. Emile Zola Letter to Paul Cézanne (16 April 1860), as published in Paul Cézanne : Letters (1995) edited by John Rewald As I continue to take more pictures, more consistently, and with a bit more focusThat’s a photography pun.– I find I wander farther afield (both geographically and conceptually) rather than narrowing and, perhaps, perfecting. Or at least improving more rapidly. It seems I follow a path in photography similar to the way I wander in everything else. I don’t really know if this leads to greater or lesser progress. Does taking landscapes influence your street photography? Do macros influence your portraits? Is it all part of a greater whole which shapes how you see the world? I have no idea. I’m hoping for the last one. It seems our society bets heavily on the opposite. It’s interesting to me to look at how the extrinsic “reward” elements of photography plays out as well. It’s a tricky thing in my opinion. There is this idea of “pure” art for art’s sake versus a kind of “compromised” art for audience. This feels overly polarized to me. Art and audience seem inextricably intertwined. Weighing the value of audience against your own […]