Monday, December 19

Macro Monday ~ What Makes a Good Photograph

“A lot of photographers think that if they buy a better camera they’ll be able to take better photographs. A better camera won’t do a thing for you if you don’t have anything in your head or in your heart.” -Arnold Newman

Good morning, friends! As I pull my camera strap over my head and head out my door (front or back), I can guarantee that the direction I head off into would be different from many of you, or maybe even most of you for that matter. Some of you may look at this photo and wonder what ever possessed me to take it. Others will appreciate my eye for detail, the way the light and dark compliment each other, the blur and vignette of my camera lens and the gentle fade and focus. 

If you get a chance, click on the link below to the other contributors of Macro Monday/Lisa's Chaos and you will see the strong differences on what we, the person behind the lens, capture with our eyes, imagination and hearts. All of these things go into every photo I take along with the hundreds I discard (sometimes daily). It takes work, perseverance and a lot of trial and error for many of us. We are always learning, always hoping for that next great capture.

So even if you don't necessarily care for the subject matter of a photo, I hope you at least try to appreciate the thought, detail and heart that go into all photography. It's not just the click of a button or an expensive camera...honest!

On a side note, we rescued the most adorable, beautiful 7 month old puppy this weekend. I can't wait to share my sweet Remy with you! He is the sweetest boy!

Hope you all have a great day. I promise to catch up on blog visiting this week. Thank you all for stopping by and I appreciate your comments more than I can say. 

I linked up with Lisa's Chaos.


john said...

i like it. the desaturation really woeks because it emphasizes the shapes and texture.

Kati said...

beautiful photo! like the quote too!

Tulip Row said...

Love the picture! I take pics like that all the time! lol!

LOVE MELISSA:) said...

Love the picture and thanks for this post! I need it:)

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Great photo. Not sure if you used a texture on it, but it's got a really nice vintage look to it, which I like.

Nicole Humphrey Cook said...

Ahem. Where are the pictures of Remy?
I must met him.
P.S. I love his name. xoxo