Choose Which Is Your Priority: ‘The Photograph’ Or ‘Your Enjoyment’?
“Why do you do photography? Which is your priority: ‘The Photograph’ or ‘Your Enjoyment’? You must be clear. If ‘The Photograph’ is your priority, you must do everything to reward the viewer. If ‘Your Enjoyment’ is the priority, then the reward is ‘your enjoyment’. There’s fine. This tutorial is aimed at ‘The Photograph’ being your priority.
For those who wish to improve, create quality, stand-out, or earn a living, producing clinical, literal, cliché and generic looking images, is photographic suicide nowadays. That’s not my opinion, that’s just accepting the harsh reality of life. Be crystal clear about reality: You must judge your photography from the viewers perspective only. Nothing else is important except the photograph and giving your viewer maximum reward. The best way to do that, is to learn and then apply all the proven ‘Artistic Principles’.
The artistic principles are scientifically and historically proven, fundamental principles for constructing all visual images. Photography is ‘image making’, so it’s subject to all the same artistic principles as painting. You must learn ‘The Artistic Principles’ first, to be good at photography. They must be, your guiding light and foundation in all your images. YouTuber’s promote ‘Automation over creativity, ‘Speed over craftsmanship’. ~ They are misleading you, this is totally the WRONG approach if you want high quality.
David Osborn Photography, London, England, 2021