Title of Abstract

The Lens of a Photographer

Submitting Student(s)

Sophie HarveyFollow

Session Title

Professional Practices in Creative Expressions- Session 1

Faculty Mentor

Anne Fiala, M.F.A.; fialaa@winthrop.edu

College

College of Visual and Performing Arts

Department

Fine Arts

Faculty Mentor

Anne Fiala, M.F.A.

Abstract

As a photographer, I find myself looking at life through a lens only another photographer would understand. I use my eyes like two viewfinders, constantly searching for a unique scene to photograph. Our current world of photography has evolved into one that is rushed and impatient - within minutes you can see your results and have your photographs up on social media for everyone to see. While this is amazing and creates many new opportunities, I also see this as a new challenge in society that we need to slow down and enjoy the journey of our creations, not just the products we create. I take it as a personal challenge to take my time, slow down, and wait for the best picture instead of settling for whatever I could get. This is a big part of my work because I mainly photograph nature and man-made objects juxtaposed within nature, which all depend on the world around them to be captured at the perfect moment. Without the world around me, my photography would be much duller.

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Course Assignment

ARTS 491 - Fiala

Start Date

16-4-2021 1:00 PM

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The Lens of a Photographer

As a photographer, I find myself looking at life through a lens only another photographer would understand. I use my eyes like two viewfinders, constantly searching for a unique scene to photograph. Our current world of photography has evolved into one that is rushed and impatient - within minutes you can see your results and have your photographs up on social media for everyone to see. While this is amazing and creates many new opportunities, I also see this as a new challenge in society that we need to slow down and enjoy the journey of our creations, not just the products we create. I take it as a personal challenge to take my time, slow down, and wait for the best picture instead of settling for whatever I could get. This is a big part of my work because I mainly photograph nature and man-made objects juxtaposed within nature, which all depend on the world around them to be captured at the perfect moment. Without the world around me, my photography would be much duller.