Photographic Subject Matter
02 Nov, 2009
The key to making good photography is to get the camera in front of something interesting. Putting the camera in an interesting place or looking closely at something of interest usually make good pictures. I try to find clients that can get me in front of something worthy of photographing. If the product, person, or place isn’t of interest to the intended viewer, then there’s only so much I can do to make a successful photograph. “It is what it is; I just take pictures of it.” My job as a photographer is to recognize the qualities of a subject that are the most intriguing and focus on those qualities.
Finding a good subject matter for photographs has been the driving force in my life. It drives almost everything I do, including having two kids. I told my wife that I wanted kids so that I would have someone to play with, but the truth is I needed portrait subjects.