Let’s talk about digital photos and digital representation. What have we lost by switching to different screens (phone, LED, LCD, plasma, etc) to display art?
Every picture has an angle that the shot is taken at. Some photographers may, sometimes subconsciously, include a certain degree of three dimensional wrapping. What does this mean?
In order to do this trick, you need to consider at least 5 vital components for successful proper art presentation:
1. The right parameters for the camera – ISO, Aperture and shutter speed.
2. Choosing the timing of the shot. If you’re following the P3C methodology, this is way more important than you’d think.
3. You must apply peripheral central cone judgment when you select your frame. We all have high-resolution cameras, but zoom and angle is vital. The placement of the objects in the picture is vital. Specifically, the ‘where’ and ‘what’, and always keeping in mind the depth of field, based on your hardware. It’s monumentally important to have partial object(s) sticking out from one or more edges. Plus it is always a good idea to have multiple objects in/out of focus in different spots, but strategically located.
4. In order to really make your photography stand out, you may want to consider metal prints. From my own experience, I have tried large size paper prints commercially, and it didn’t work. That’s because any paper print should be framed. However, as soon as you frame it, you find the picture in a different light than if it was unframed. The frame eliminated the effect you worked hard to accomplish via P3C ; the volume you stretched is gone, because you should have an edge of the surface available in order to trick the brain.
5. You will only be able to see a picture in its entirety if you:
a. …look at the image on the screen with the correct angle. This is defined by the artist during the shot and the cropping process in order to trick your brain. You’ll find a direct view is rarely the best, and if you don’t believe me, look at Picasso’s works.
b. …define the correct distance to look at the image. This usually can’t be done on a screen.
I believe that the digital revolution nearly killed the art of photography, replacing it with convenience. I believe that in understanding P3C methodology and utilizing metal printing techniques, we can bring the “art” back to photography!
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"I like what you are bringing to the audience, I almost agree, except metal printing. I can only treat it as your suggestion to get better results (besides, it could be expensive, is it?). Today it is a sheet of metal, tomorrow it could be a hologram or something else.."
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