Friday, November 12, 2010

Visual Details

“I've been called many names like perfectionist, difficult and obsessive. I think it takes obsession, takes searching for the details for any artist to be good.” ~Barbara Streisand

I have always been a 'detail oriented' person. (O.K., I admit... a perfectionist!) Details add a finishing touch to make the ordinary special. This is true in literature, fashion, architecture and photography.
When I am photographing, I am a perfectionist with my compositions, focus, framing, etc. But beyond my perfectionism with technique, I carry my obsession further to capture visual details. I am never done photographing a subject with just one shot or view. I push myself past the obvious and look for details and different angles and views. This is the time my creative vision kicks in...  
Last week I presented a preview of the Bushman tribe I visited in Namibia. In those images, I shared the people, nothing more.

This week, I am including additional (detail) images I made while at the Bushman village.
I think they add a finishing touch to convey the 'essence' of who these people are, their culture, traditions and how they live.

I hope you agree.
So when you are out photographing...remember to look for, and more importantly, photograph the details!

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