Sunday, October 5, 2008

Per Patti Anne's Request - Bottles With Flash


Ok, Patti Anne requested it, so here it is. Bottles with flash. It's always interesting the difference using or not using a flash can make, and debateable sometimes about if it should be used or if its better.
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And that my friends, goes to the nature of reality. What is it, in reality, are you seeing? Do you want the camera to reflect, or interpret? Because, no matter how hard you try, it does both. I reckon I, as a photographer, could put emphasis on one or the other, but it does both. The very act of framing a picture interprets reality a touch, even if that picture does nothing more than come close to accurately reflecting what is there.
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And if your goal is simply to get the camera to reflect what you see, you've chosen a very difficult thing to accomplish. Your eyes are more sensitive, if you look closely, you'll realize the camera will never see what you see, not exactly.
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Anyway, the bottles with flash.

3 comments:

Patti Anne said...

Thank you, Leo! I like th e flash one, too.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Actually, I've noticed the reverse: the camera notices things I miss.

A Valdese Blogger said...

Yore shore welcome, Patti Anne!

Susan: You're right, the camera does catch things you didn't notice. The lack of depth in a two deminsional picture can make it look like a tree is growing out of somebody's head.