Photographic Philosophy

"Perfection is a limitation. Overcome it."
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"Perfection is a limitation. Overcome it."

(Originally written on Aufgust 27, 2012) I came up with this quote a few months ago while thinking about my transition into manual lens photography. In an era in which digital photography and autofocus lenses are commonplace, there is an expectation for images to be crystal sharp and color perfect. And while there are times when such clarity is appealing and necessary, images today can become too mechanical in their...

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Can a blurry photograph be considered artful?

Hello folks, Last week I posted up this image on my Foto Friday section. [caption id="attachment_176" align="aligncenter" width="516" caption="Dramatic Tone Art Filiter, IS0 200, 35mm @ f/5.2 1/250 sec"][/caption] As you notice, the image is quite blurry and although that was not my original intention, what occurred was a combination of me walking while shooting from the hip (motion blur) and poor auto-focus. Nonetheless,...

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