'Vision is the art of seeing something that is invisible to others' Jonathan Swift
This blog is about the little things that alot of people don't ever see when looking at a subject. When alot of people look at a subject and take a photograph they focus on getting the whole of that subject in the shot, whereas sometimes just a small detail of that subject can look absolutely amazing and say more than if they shot it the conventional way.
I must admit, this happens to very much be a love of mine and I always seem to search out the hidden jewels in subjects that people often miss or don't even see. Little things are important and if taken well can result in an image that gives multiple interpretations to that photograph and practically that means it becomes more versatile and can also be used for alot more purposes, as it becomes more abstract in nature.
So next time you are out shooting and you don't see anything in sight that really excites you, look again, but this time put your (invisible) magnifying glass in front of your eyes and look for those wonderful little details in the subject and get down there and play a little. It is not only fun but the results are often fantastic and so rewarding.
If you are out lying in a field, drop down to the ground and have another look, you will be amazed at the new world that opens before your eyes. My family used to get embarrassed when they went on photo shooting outings with me, as I would often end up flat out, spread eagle on the ground, shooting shoelaces on a hikers boot! Now of course, they are very used to me, and expect to see me in such positions.
I encourage everyone that is out hunting for a great shot and not finding very much at all that is inspiring them to look a bit harder and search out the little things hiding from them, they are true gems and give a very unique and different insight to quite a normal everyday subject matter!
But be prepared to take on some very awkward and at times quite ridiculous poses and positions to get these fantastic small detailed images, but trust me, it is worth it!!!