*Each post will have a link to a song, like above, that to me resonates with the moment I am sharing. Feel free to click the link and add to your experience here. The intro picture as seen above will provide a link to my Flickr account, specifically the album I’m writing about; make sure to check out all the other photos I couldn’t choose. Thank you*If you Google how to be a good photographer the first thing you will notice are websites claiming you can get great results by following their advice.
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Some sites may tell you that it matters about your lenses and equipment, others will explain the importance of lighting. I have to say these are correct to a degree but I think it takes something a little more abstract. I’d tell you that in order to be a good photographer you need to be able to see The Golden Moment.
What is The Golden Moment you may ask? The term comes from one of my favorite novels, “The Vampire Lestat”, written by Anne Rice (you should also check out her novels, most notably “An Interview with A Vampire”). It’s described as the moment where everything makes sense and is at harmony ( in the novel it also happens when you’re drunk). Taking that and applying it to photography we have the golden moment, the instant a scene becomes something more than a background. When life is at it’s fullest and all five senses merge into one, right before it fades with time. I believe this is what makes you a good photographer; I will be searching for these moments and hope you join me as I capture them.
I decided to take up photography blogging for two reasons:
Welcome to the cosmos, a place where imagination and realism blend together. I hope you will enjoy following me on my journey through this beautiful chaos called love. Allow me to show you the vastness of my heart.
Johnny Lee Chapman