Simplicity

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by Brewster, Sep 17, 2011.

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    I love simple photos. One thing that has slowly dawned on me is that when shooting simple images, it can be easy to leave out a point of interest. When shooting this photo of jellyfish at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, I was immediately struck by the beautiful blue color. Everyone there was trying to get close and shoot their shots of the jellyfish which actually put everything into place for the image I wanted... a simple image of the jellyfish exhibit showing interaction with the crowd. I chose not to use flash so that the people would become silhouettes and then was treated to a unique twist when one visitor used their smart phone to take a photo. What a great small detail of information to add to the image. Timing is everything.
     
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