Here you go guys.. do you guys tend to shoot whatever you're shooting because you have a geniune interest in the subject, or do you shoot just for the sake of it? Indicate your more recent tendencies in the poll.
I must confess that I am drawn to take photographs for the sake of photography itself. For me, I'm always on the lookout for something that I can use to express what I want. In other words, for me it's the ends that matters, and I tend to see my subjects only as the means to the end rather than something of intrinsic value in themselves.
Being the amateur, I tend to shoot whatever that catches my eye without thinking about 'the story' behind the picture. It occurs so many times that my father had almost put me off photography, when he said that my pictures are plain sucky.
Originally posted by Poledra Being the amateur, I tend to shoot whatever that catches my eye without thinking about 'the story' behind the picture. It occurs so many times that my father had almost put me off photography, when he said that my pictures are plain sucky.
photography is my colour pencil, paint, airbrush, pencil. Prints are my canvas. I'm am an artist.
Sometime, I do have my indulgence of pure abstract expression. These are for fun. I won't call them serious work. Shoot for the sake of shooting is fun, and from the bizarre, intentional technical mistakes, I learn to control it. It becomes my style, new perpective, or technique.
Yes shoot for the sake of shooting is a must but failing to be able to control it will always be a mistake. To be able to control the mistake, mistake will no longer be a mistake but intention (skills). Ideas + (appropriate) intention is my real work.
Like I can choose to use watercolour, or pencil as according to what mood I want to portray. Techniques and just techniques. If you can't imagine, can't visualise, can't think, can't put them down to the canvas, you fail as an artist.
voted when u first posted...
events are shot, gatherings sometimes...
but there's this urge to want to take something.
whenever I take a bus I always wished I had my cam with me, to shoot the singtel dishes, the billowy clouds, the fleeting herons.
bus windows on transisland buses are damn good softboxes, I have seen old indian faces top-lit perfectly, white cute lians side-lit perfectly. sigh all cannot shoot.
I see a scene with nice lines and colours, makes me itch.
LOL yeah ck that's what I did at first.. clickclickclickclick like some press photographer...
now that I've gotten back my digicam... the mania is back.. BWAHAHAHAHHAHAAHAHHAHAAAA CLICKCLICKCLICKCLICKCLICK
I shoot for shooting's sake. To relax, to take my mind off other things. Any subject will do as long as in the mood to shoot. Sometimes I go out and have a plan in mind. Other times I just walk around and leave things to chance, the lighting and the weather.