Monday, January 10, 2011

Perspective

2per·spec·tive:


a : the interrelation in which a subject or its parts are mentally viewed perspective>;also : point of view
b : the capacity to view things in their true relations or relative importance perspective>
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I love photography.

I've been slowly learning on my own how to use the fancy pants cameras of today. They confuse me, but boy do they do amazing things when you get it right!

Picking up a camera and peering through a lens gives you a much different perspective of the world. For a moment, you forget about your eyes... and the camera lens becomes your porthole to the world out there. I love positioning myself in just the right place in order to get the perspective I was looking for at that time. If you stand just a little more to the right, the picture fills the frame. If you move a little bit to the left, you'll get more of the big picture and people will better understand the context. I find it amazing how putting yourself in just the right place changes the perspective drastically. Such small movements result in such big changes.

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Detroit Metropolitan Airport
(it's amazing how 
2 steps forward 
changes the perspective)


My architecture education definitely gets put to good use when I look through the lens of a camera. I didn't learn to think about spatial quality for nothing.

Everyone has the opportunity to change their perspective of things. If you don't like what you see... change the way you look at it. Move around a little bit, and find the perspective that gives you the picture that you seek.

1 comment:

  1. I love this post. Great metaphor. Are you coming to a decision about a new career path?

    I've tried figuring it out from clues in your blog, but who does your hubby work for? Since your in Denver, I'm guessing Skywest? DH will be out there snowboarding with some SW buddies this weekend. If the get things back to normal in ATL that is!

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