I was looking for an image to try some new graphic design work applications I have been thinking about for the past few months. A change in the application of how my mining images could be used in a companies marketing materials have me youtubing videos on photoshop techniques and such, techniques that I used to know years ago when I ran my full time wedding/portrait studio.
Some mining images are what they are. There is nothing special about them but the photographer has seen a “future” of that image that is not present at the time of capture. I look through the viewfinder with the same eye and mindset I had years ago when I was photographing images and thinking about photography competitions like WPPI And PPOC. The fundamentals of photography ingrained in my brain like rule of thirds, leading lines, storytelling and dramatic effect. You can “see” the potential within an image even though it’s not there visually, but you captured it knowing that all the elements are present and you just have to fine tune those individual elements to create the balance you initially envisioned.
Every once in awhile I will look through my image archives for a specific image and an unrelated image will strike the hotplate of imagination in my brain and I will lose myself within the editing process once again.