Exercises Editing

Homestead - Peace River, Alberta

Homestead – Peace River, Alberta

Homestead I

Homestead I

Homestead II

Homestead II

Homestead III

Homestead III

Sedan - Sunrise Beach, Alberta

Sedan – Sunrise Beach, Alberta

In learning piano, here in Canada, students will often learn and be taught how to play using music that is leveled within music books. At year-end you can challenge an examination to receive recognition of your level of skill. The daily practice along the way is what I recall. Each Toronto Royal Conservatory music book contained pieces – composed entities of music with beginning, middle and end, music with variation, music having specific direction, everything from phrasing, to control of loud and soft volume, intention for pace and emotion … all to be interpreted in presentation. Each music book also contained exercises or studies meant to develop skills for use within pieces, a matter of reading intention from the page and translating that intention accurately into sound. The exercise of returning to images and editing again and again is similar to these music studies and is something closer to the creative portion of writing music. The exercise of editing allows you to explore what the image contains and what can be brought out in an image; regular exercise builds the skill. Moving toward a pleasing outcome – what does and does not work – in editing is where much of photography’s creative act lies.

The photos presented are exercises in editing, seeing what they can become – Homesteads and Sedan.

Listening to – My Bloody Valentine’s ‘Sometimes,’ Phoenix’s ‘Too Young,’ Kevin Shields’ ‘Are You Awake’ and ‘City Girl,’ Brian Reitzell & Roger J. Manning Jr.’s ‘On the Subway,’ and The Jesus and Mary Chain’s ‘Just Like Honey.’

Quote to Inspire – “Once you learn to care, you can record images with your mind or on film. There is no difference between the two.” – Anonymous

  4 comments for “Exercises Editing

  1. March 15, 2013 at 5:35 AM

    Second from the top is great.

    • March 15, 2013 at 8:25 AM

      Hey there, …

      Thanks for looking in …. I’m liking the ‘Poor Man Statues’ photos and finding out about how they came into being.

      Take care … 🙂

  2. March 16, 2013 at 12:09 AM

    Your blog is becoming one of my favorites.

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