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When do stairs become more than stairs?  Maybe when the light is just right AND someone is simply enjoying a few rays.......

When do stairs become more than stairs? Maybe when the light is just right AND someone is simply enjoying a few rays…….

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Gestures communicate. They tell a story without words. I think the best images capture physical movements that document a feeling or action. As you shoot, look for the little things because, over time, they are the BIG things. -www.slmphoto.com

My training was in journalism. And, journalists are taught to question the polished news release or well phrased anwser. In short, to look beyond. Sadly, I still seem to need those skills today in dealing with institutions and even some people. Just look at all the people you trusted prior to the recent financial melt down. “Looking beyond” is something good photographers do, too. Always trying to see what others miss.

There she was. A beginning photo student of mine with a scrap book of her best images. Therin lies the problem. Many images were good, but 90% were not as worthy as the 10% which reflected her emerging skills. I told her she was surrounding herself with “average” when she should post, mount, hang -whatever- ONLY her best so that the bar was high, not low. Meantime, I will not return to Urban Village Market and Eastern until Aug 28.

So, a young woman I know is heading to New York in a few weeks in hopes HER bottom will win a price. That’s right,-a nationally known sportsware company will be photographing women in their apparel, from behind. Maybe I should apply for that gig…..

Sometimes images are more powerful when you can not see a person’s face. Assuming I can upload this image (the snow has frozen my brain today, I think), tell me your reaction. http://www.slmphoto.com