I’m becoming slightly obsessed with editing photo with the app Snapseed, which seems to be able to transform a mediocre photo (I take a lot of mediocre photos) in to a image with a lot more interest. With enough editing power to make photoshop worry snapseed is becoming my go to photo editing app.
As I was reading this morning, I was meditating on the relation between the body and the soul. Basically, I was trying to come up with a simple, possibly photography related, metaphor to explain their interaction. I like simple, practical philosophy. The photographer is the soul and the camera is the body. Simple enough right? There are many reasonings for this line of thought; visualizing vs seeing, the potential for failure, the operator and the tool, and the potential for breakdown. In this first installment, I will discuss the first point, visualizing vs seeing.
The photographer can visualize, the camera can only see. When photographing, it is the photographer who feels inspired to capture a moment. The photographer comes across a scenic landscape and is taken aback by waves crashing against cliffs. The photographer sees deep shadows and bright highlights that can be brought out of the scene in a…
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