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  1. jean pierre (pete) guaron
    August 20, 2017 @ 5:16 pm

    As you are obviously aware, Anthony, “mini” doesn’t necessarily mean photos of small objects. Coins might be, but yellow cars are somewhat larger.

    What I think is important is something I have derived from the wonderful world of art. Specifically, Monet’s paintings of haystacks. Shooting the same subject repeatedly has opened my eyes to the extraordinary differences there are, with what – at the time – seemed to be comparatively minor changes in the lighting conditions. And that has really opened the way I see things.

    A few months ago I was in Nimes, and an elderly dog spotted a fountain which attracted his eye – broke free from his handler (the elderly lady who owned him) and hurled himself into the fountain, where he proceeded to amuse himself for about 20 minutes. I found myself photographing the scene – for the patterns that his antics formed in the water in the fountain, and with the dog generally off to one side, or one corner – kind of like a prop borrowed from wardrobe, for the shoot – but with the patterns becoming the principal feature of the photos.

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    • Epes
      September 14, 2017 @ 2:32 pm

      Hi Jean Pierre

      Indeed, mini does not refer to the size of the subject/object. More the “scope” of the project. Funny point though…
      I have been doing lots of raving on my webinars and classes about the importance of light over subject in regard to creating great images. It can’t be stressed enough how subtle changes in light intensity and direction can effect a photo. To sit and observe is one of the best practices for improving your eyes sensitivity to light quality. You don’t even need a camera for that.
      All the best
      Anthony

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  2. Andrew McKinney
    August 23, 2017 @ 11:48 pm

    Hi Anthony …. many thanks for the reminder of such a good idea. I periodically add to mini-projects I have started: circles; shapes; colors; textures; alphabet letters in nature/architecture; things at my feet (an idea I picked up from you, with thanks). It’s too bad I live so far from Europe to take advantage of one of your workshops. But really did enjoy your recent webinar!!

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    • Epes
      September 14, 2017 @ 2:26 pm

      Hi Andrew
      Sorry for the late reply. Just got back from France on a work/holiday trip (more holiday than work fortunately!). So what kind of stuff(crap) have YOU found at your feet?
      Ill keep you posted on upcoming webinars. I like doing them a lot.
      All the best
      anthony

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