It is a new year, a new month, and a new topic on Who We Become. For the first two months of 2014 we will be spotlighting Perspective, with four weeks examining how choice of lens can alter viewpoint, and the second four focusing more on the camera and photographer.
Most everything in photography is a compromise, choices in which each of the options carries specific consequences. Our perspective results from how we make those choices – not simply the story we tell, but how we decide to tell it. Wide angle lenses allow our camera to see wider than the eye can, and therefore allow us to include a great deal of environment along with our subject.
After the first big snow of 2014, we went to our corner park for some snow play. But the wind and sub-freezing temps sent us back inside quickly.
And a little preview of next week’s topic: close-up/isolation (although these were not telephoto, just extreme close up at the wide end of my 24-70–I’ll be breaking out the longer stuff next week)