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Making Photographs

Journal Entry: Mon Aug 29, 2016, 7:00 AM
"To know ahead of time what you're looking for means you're then only photographing your preconceptions, which is very limiting." ~Dorothea Lange

Her most iconic photograph

Dorothea Lange was an American documentary photographer and photojournalist, best known for her Depression-era work for the Farm Security Administration. The image became known as "Migrant Mother". 

The sage saying still applies,  She was not the only one to take artistic license, another of my favorite photographers "Eugene Smith" often staged his shots for more dramatic effect.  Both where employed during times of great stress in this country.

Sometimes we can push ourselves into a pigeon hole with our own stylistic beliefs with our blinders firmly affixed and tunnel vision employed . . . we become stagnate and loose the creative spark that ignited our imagination and creativity. 

I enjoy playing with my 4 year old grand daughter and will often hand her a small digital camera to see what she shoots, to look at her view, her framing . . . . her fresh look at the world.  It is most inspiring and sometimes revealing . . . she is a card and I hope she continues to photograph long after I am gone from this world, I will surely make all efforts to keep her engaged in photography.  That is if Grandpa has any influence.

Well here it is . . . almost the end of August . . . I am trying to re-ignite my creative spark, kick start my old ass and get out of the dull drums of life.  Smile it could be worse . . . I will get off my soap box and stop my rant . . .
get off your duff and go make some photographs. :crazy:

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natureguy Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi Tim, Happy early Birthday! :party: :cake:

you know... we're in the stage of life where our hour glass of time will never tip over...way too much sand on the bottom part! :rofl:

Have a great day, and remember you're only as old as you feel....( 21..20...19...etc! ) :)
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PabloRuiz Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015
Thanks for the :+fav:!
PabloRuiz Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015
Thanks for the :+fav:!
JillAuville Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
hi Tim :wave:
Bonnie sent me a link to your facebook page and i saw there that you're on here too :)
(we have a rescue from Bonnie as well, a 7 year old Sennie). i'll be watching you, love the way you work with your cameras (and birds) :cuddle:
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DigiPainteR Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
Well I figured I would also post a few pix of my parrot flock, I have 5, An "CAG", Congo African Grey, a Blue fronted Amazon, a Maximilian Pionus, a Jendaya Conure, and a little Cockatiel . . . all of which are precious and all are adopted/rescued or re-homed.  Most are 20 + years old except the Jendaya & Cockatiel
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