May 26, 2009
composition technique put the tripod away
We are photographers. Not martians. But the analogy I’m weakly trying to build here is why are we obsessed with composing from our tripods?
Like some HG Wellsian creatures I see photographers manourve themselves around the landscape with camera super-glued to their ballhead. Placing it down. Looking through the viewfinder from this high perch. Composing. Shooting. Picking their tripod up. Moving on. Stop. And repeat.
Our eyes are…