Potentiality

by Jean-Michel Laurenti July. 31, 2017 936 views

Too often, I feel frustrated when discovering the images that I was the most eager to capture, because of the difference of what I felt when I stopped walking to look through the viewfinder, and what I see on the screen...

I'm not talking about technical aspects, no, in fact, it's more like if I did not capture the full scene.

In fact, it looks like what photographers see initially is the potential of a scene, not just what it is now, and this subconscious process is creating enough excitement to push us to press the shutter immediately.

Clic, done, it's in the box...

Well, what's in the box is indeed only a subset of what it could have been...

It took me years to realize that if I give time to a scene to grow and develop, then maybe, maybe (this may never happen), I may finally have in front of me the full image anticipated by my distorted brain a moment ago...

I see something...

I see something...

Let's wait...

Let's wait...

Now!

Now!

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Antonio Gil 1 year, 1 month ago

Thanks for such a good advice my friend. The final result is superb

1 year, 1 month ago Edited
Jean-Michel Laurenti Replied to Antonio Gil 1 year, 1 month ago

Thanks Antonio, not sure you really need any advice from me ! But if it makes sense to you, than I'm happy !

1 year, 1 month ago Edited
Sergey Nazarenko 1 year, 1 month ago

cool

1 year, 1 month ago Edited
Jean-Michel Laurenti Replied to Sergey Nazarenko 1 year, 1 month ago

Thanks !

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Aaron Kinzer 1 year, 1 month ago

Reminds me of how often I will say that the picture doesn't describe the scene. This often happens when trying to capture a vast landscape where the photographer is in the environment and can only capture a portion of it.

1 year, 1 month ago Edited
Jean-Michel Laurenti Replied to Aaron Kinzer 1 year, 1 month ago

Hi Aaaron, thanks for taking the time to post a comment!
I fully agree landscapes are good examples of that feeling, forcing us to choose a frame/composition that will give the best possible representation of what we see...

1 year, 1 month ago Edited
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