The Impassioned Eye (One thing you can do to improve your photography in 2009)

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My ten suggestions for improving your photograpghy yesterday left out perhaps the most important suggestion, one that is key even for the most advanced artists--Learn to See.

Seeing is a photographer's most important skill. Regardless of content or style, it's nothing if not build upon a foundation of a vision of the moment.

If you have the opportunity please see the documentary "Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Impassioned Eye". His work moves me as much as any other.

"The simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event as well as the precise organization of forms which gives that event its proper expression... . In photography, the smallest thing can be a great subject. The little human detail can become a leitmotif." — Henri Cartier-Bresson

Kelvin Wong (aka PiscesRomance), and 47 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. cahos55 64 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called NaturEtCulture, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  2. ifedorovskaya 64 months ago | reply

    great abstract!!!!

  3. Ekler 64 months ago | reply

    well - you passed your vision test long long time ago!!!
    gorgeous!!

  4. Ekler 64 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Old School Digital - New contest!, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  5. Ekler 64 months ago | reply

    ok, i don't know if it's me but my comments sounds tricky - what i meant to say was - you see it 150%!
    (i hope that makes more sense)

  6. Vali... 64 months ago | reply

    this is really amazing !!!!!

  7. kstoon 64 months ago | reply

    cool imagery. and there is an exhibit of Cartier-Bresson's work in Chicago right now so next trip up, i'll have to drag myself off the street and take a look.

  8. ~lala~(Lisa) 64 months ago | reply

    WoW! Very cool...love the rich grays and bokeh...thanks for the info too!

  9. ausfi 64 months ago | reply

    Thanks for all info.

    Happy New Year

  10. Juan Ospina 64 months ago | reply

    beautiful universe!

  11. ilsebatten (back problems) 64 months ago | reply

    and thank you for this too

  12. LisaRodriguez 64 months ago | reply

    Brilliant as usual. Thank you for the thoughts & the sharing. Wish you the best!

  13. Mary Claire 56 months ago | reply

    Brilliant. Thank you for sharing. ;o)

  14. -hndrk- 32 months ago | reply

    Flat, abstract... yet highly spacial...

  15. Artamia 16 months ago | reply

    ....great abstract and message....thank-YOU, Kevin.
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