Descent | 2016

DESCENT

“Reminds me of a winding road..with style.” -ecj

I am a Crated artist.
I always think about the frame. Walking into a gallery, what catches a person’s attention? How can my work be the one that causes a positive reaction?

With interiors, you have to go out & find that place. Plenty of walking, sight-seeing, while being aware of your surroundings.

When you find that place, try not to rush through it. Look for the best areas possible. Acknowledge the people around you, start conversations, be polite. Then, when the moments come to photograph something, you are not an annoyance to others.

Also, be patient during the editing process. How a scene needs to be edited isn’t obvious all the time. I was stuck on this particular series of shots for a few weeks.

Does the photo stay in color or.. change it to black & white? How bright should the highlights be? How dark do I make the shadows? It’s a dance finding the right balance along the way.

Ultimately, the best composed scenes make the cut and the remaining few go through trial & error of what looks right. Hours can pass, a few breaks in-between. You can even sleep on it, which I strongly advise, before sharing your final versions in your portfolio, social media, etc.

Because a viewer can only have a first impression once. It says a lot about you in a few seconds time. Make it the best you can.

Blessings.
Eric Christopher Jackson

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2 comments

  1. Chloe says:

    Good advice. I agree with you about the editing process – it can take a lot longer than Initially expected! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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