Small is good?0
neil posted in Travel on May 23rd, 2012
The problem with posting images on the internet is the lack of smallness. You are probably looking at them through a tiny portal of scroll bars, menus and navigation paraphernalia. Hence a photograph with a large can clear center of interest, such as:
will be able to punch through the visual noise and grab your attention. This has affected how I shoot. Big subject, close in, visually loud. Which is a shame because some of my favourite images have a smaller subject and are more quiet in temperament. Look at an old landscape painting or print. The subject, or subjects, are there but you have to look at it every day. Hence the image is better if it leaves more to discover over time. Wheras on the internet, I have less than ten seconds to get your attention before you drift back to Katie West or ICanHazCheezBurger. Hence the visual equivalent of a whoopie cushion:
is quite an effective image. Whereas the craziest road in Yorkshire is less initially striking.
So, just one of the things I am changing about my photography is that I will be shooting photos with more layers, smaller subjects and more depth of interest.