As part of our final assignment we had to put together a manifesto to articulate what photography is to us. It needn’t be too serious and could be a series of points, but should be a tool for shaping the way we think about our own practice This was a bit of a challenge and in the end I came up with 9 items that I consider to be important to the way I photograph. Of course I don’t know the results yet, but you would hope that with something as personal as this that there isn’t really a right or wrong answer 🙂
Melanie’s Photography Manifesto
- The camera is a tool. It’s your vision that makes the photo.
- Photoshop can help, but nothing can beat a good photo taken in camera.
- Some photos you can plan for, some just happen. Be prepared.
- Don’t be afraid to try something different. Step outside your comfort zone.
- Be inspired by others, but continue working to develop your own style.
- Look for the extraordinary amongst the ordinary.
- Remember to look both ways. The interesting stuff isn’t always in front of you.
- The more you practice, the more your photos will improve.
- Photography is fun. Remember that always.