The Curated and The Culled | 10 on 10Posted by Katrina Kennedy on Feb 10, 2017 in 365, Blog, Personal | 12 comments
What makes a great photo? What makes a photo worth sharing with the world?
I’ve long been an advocate of curating your collection. Don’t show everything you snap. In a world flooded with images, why bother adding to the noise?
The images I cull may give you better insight into my world than my carefully selected images. In my fleeting, blurry moments, you can view the creation process. You can see that it doesn’t always work. You can see that sometimes one image happened only after rejecting many others. You can see that I shoot at the speed of life and sometimes I miss.
It’s real. It’s the reality we often hide from those just learning their away around composition and light and shutter speed. If you only share what is perfect, you may never share at all.
So, this month, my 10 on 10 are paired. The effort and the result. The good and the bad? The curated and the culled.
Can you tell which was forced? Can you tell which was his own free will? A little more than obvious, right?
I wanted to capture the spontaneous natural hug between Ian and the sweet server at his favorite restaurant. It was not to be. So we settled for good light and less movement.
Blurry again, this time without the excuse of people. Except for me. Doesn’t it just shout, slow down already.
He’d drawn a little happy face in the corner of the window at the Capitol. Cutting off his eye? That was all me? Doesn’t his expression say, “seriously, you need to take another one? How long have you been doing this?!”
The artsy shot gone bad. It’s funny how I still find myself shocked that exposure didn’t work the way my eye saw it when I know perfectly well how my camera works. I won’t even mention the angle or composition or anything that was going on. I’ll just claim it was an accidental shutter push.
And there you have it. My 10 on 10. Visit my friend Chloe for her take 10 on 10 view this month.
I hope these images lift you up!