When you're at a scene, taking pictures with your camera, flashes cross your mind, busy as it is registering people, behaviour, objects, light and atmosphere. Perhaps the idea how the final image should look is already growing.

At home, when you are preparing that image, you may try to bring back those mindflashes. Do you remember exactly what triggered you, to take that picture? Can you bring back those mindflashes in your image, can you show them your viewers? It's all very personal, certainly if your image is hard to read. To me it's always a big challenge.

I've your interested visit my album: mindflash and leave a comment


beverley said:

o0o Actually when you refer to "preparing that image" can I clarify ... do you mean you
are post processing to achieve the blur ~ motion effect ....? or do you use icm
directly ... I am not sure ... as I use intended camera movement of any situation
that I think will look interesting. What triggers us and can we remember ... well
I only know that I would only take a picture of something that had caught my eye
either for colour or the light ... and if I return to that place again ... pass bye in
a car, whatever .. the mind, the eye takes me back to the same "picture" again,
and its almost like .. a feeling of having been there before ... ;-) oOo

I see you do speak English here or have you translated ... and to visit your
album and leave a comment ... mmm .. I think we all enjoy receiving comments,
don't you ? oOo
8 years ago

PhLB - Luc Boonen said:

o0o Bev o0o, thanks for your comment!
Of course post-processing can be a strong tool to influence your final image, but it all starts at the beginning; choices you make in aperture, time and focal length of your lens; walking the streets in the same pace as the people you're trying to "catch", all to get a blur/ ICM that is interesting enough, but also acceptable for your endresult.
So, moving the camera only to get an interesting effect is not my favorite way of working.
Instead, it's just one of the many possible techniques.
Eventually what counts is the final image, answering the question: can you convince yourself and your audience?
8 years ago

beverley replied to PhLB - Luc Boonen:

o0o all is a question of personal preference I think, some use hdr with results that
frankly do not appeal to my eye ... but it would not do for us all to be the same or
to like the same ... that would be most boring .... I once said to a very respected
photogrpaher on flickr ... I post what I see and what appeals to my eye and am
not fond of post processing ... he said ... first the picture has to be good to be
able to post process .. if its not you are wasting your time ... I agree with him
but wonder if he was alive today what he would think of the post processing
that is done ... things added things taken away ... I am not sure .. in the days
of film you could not afford to make mistakes ... you had to develop a keen eye
if you could to save waste and expense ... I think this is good training but
I diversify ...btw .... blur intended can be an art ... sometimes it works and
sometimes not ... to achieve by post processing ... if it is acceptable to the
person wishing to achieve this end result ... thats fine ... each to his own.

Convince the audience and yourself ... about what ....? whether its
post processed or intended movement ... beauty is in the eye of the
beholder ... each to his own ! o0o
8 years ago

Sami Serola (inactiv… replied to :

I say there will come time when HDR becomes seen merely as an artistic style, then really as an attempt to gain the feeling of "reality" onto images ;-)

At least I have started to use it as way to exaggerate the details, colors and tones:

You don’t take a photograph, you make it.
~ Ansel Adams
2 years ago

PhLB - Luc Boonen said:

o00 Bev o0o - Wise remarks, I agree. Convince the audience? You can't convince everybody, or it will be like "music for the millions". I prefer creating your own audience, people that are near. Good to hear comments from that audience.
8 years ago

beverley replied to PhLB - Luc Boonen:

o0o yes I would agree .. no feed back no comments ~ leaves
most of us wondering o0o
8 years ago

Sami Serola (inactiv… replied to PhLB - Luc Boonen:

I would hope that if you manage to convince yourself, then it may convince also some other(s) =)
2 years ago

PhLB - Luc Boonen said:

perhaps you're right Izydor, but on the other hand, who remembers his whole mindflash......
8 years ago