How I know God guides my photography.....

"The heavens declare the glory of God, and the skies announce what his hands have made. Day after day they tell the story; night after night they tell it again. They have no speech or words; they have no voice to be heard. But their message goes out through all the world; their words go everywhere on earth."
Psalm 19: 1 - 4 (NCV).

Every time I look through the lens of my camera I see God working. Every day He reveals His majesty. Every night He shows me how He creates beauty even in the darkness. Even if I had not known Him before I started taking photos, the moment I looked at His creation up close (or far away) I see His glory and He guides me to see His beauty in all He has created. Photography just allows me to capture an image of what He has created.

Friday, May 8, 2009

IS IT "STILL LIFE"..............

As the picture stated.... you don't take still photos, at least not
in the conventional meaning of photography. Being able to create
still life photos is having the ability to - yes; first of all be able to
take a photo; however, it's also an art form all by itself. It's a very
demanding art form where the person taking the photo is also
expected to look at the inanimate subject matter and form
the final photograph based on the photographers sense of lighting,
compositional skills, and the relationships with the objects to each other.

You don't take still life; you make it and then allow the camera
to capture the photograph. It's more than just taking a snap
shot of what has already been created, it's the full expression of
the photographer and their view of what they see and feel
while taking the still life. It's much like the painter or composer,
only this time with the use of a camera (digital in this case).
You're only restricted by your own mind and the limits you
place upon yourself.

With a change in light and filter, a silver serving set suddenly
becomes pitchers and goblets of gold... fit for a king.

Wooden strings and tarnished horns become old or new
with just the right lighting.

You control the form, the light, the tone, the mood.

Christmas ornaments transform any season.....

You can even change your still life photo into a still life

work of art....

Something plain and simple can catch the eye and create

the illusion of something unique and different.

Adding a cloth can make the simple - eligant.

And it can make something new seem old and as if were

painted by the Masters.

Background change the mood... and you have control...

It's all up to what you'll let your creativity try....

Still life photography can be simple or very complex. Your

choice! It's fun - try it...


Mountain Mom said...

I am tring to select a favorite but I can't. Too many of my favorite things represented here. The votive candle made my eyes bug out, then the fruit, then the silver (what a set of silver!) The cornet and violin makes me emotional (in a good way) for what they represent in our family's life I'm all goose bumped right now and at a loss for words.

Thank you for sharing the technical information. I am trying to make time to see what my little digital point and shoot will do but time is not in abundance at the moment. I did pop the manual in my purse for reading material while I wait...various circumstances provide time to read here and there.

I am blessed this morning by your art. Thank you and God bless you and yours.

Mountain Mom said...

The word was "trying", not tring. Should have proofed before submiting, not after. Still working on the first cup of coffee, after which I should be able to remember to proof read. :)