A purely seeing-machine

Human is built as a vision cognitive machine. How comes when you hold a vision recording machine? 

When you think of Photography, what comes to mind? You might think of someone holding a camera with gold or red lines on the lens or looks so different in the crews because you are continually finding something unique. Well, you might right. Almost right, Photography is a ubiquitous expression that all of us can do when you have a recording device. But there may be more things to discuss when we tilt the angle of view. 

The nature of Photography is one kind of spontaneous desire. It is not to find out something over there. Instead, it is trying to finding something inside your experience. It is about memory, experience, and yourself — how to see the world around you and read it.

The goals of Photography should not be a photograph, its about seeing and understanding the things over here, and match based on specific aesthetic media attributes. A display of final images defined a media. A typical picture is two dimensional, X and Y, with a thin layer of Z, which usually ignorable easily. It is a rectangle, its maybe black + white or with a full mimic of colors that optically projected on the light sensor surface.

Photography display is an experience sharing system, you see – photo – they see a picture — so its the expression that the audience-depended. It has to be clear that Photography does not about change the world. Therefore, anything alters the basic pattern will slightly change its media attributes.  The things we have done to improve the information quality and quantity in a photo or change how to display it will add an extra coat of exaggeration.

So what we should attempt is photographing without purpose and a strong desire been recognized, to pursuit a purely seeing-machine as we are. 


There is no substitute for practice.

There is no substitute for practice. Studying a lot is the latchkey to follow the steep patch to gather knowledge and skills. To learn, technically learned, use properly, then mastery the profession by using it creatively is a long way for most people. Shortcuts are more design for amateurs who looking for speedy results, it defined a simple equation from A to B, the so-called Success Rules to produce good works, or numbered list of doing things all not realistically helpful for the long run. It is harmful.

Curiosity is the number one attitude that any creative person should have. Stop attempting would put the possible new into a barred, protected space that was declining naturally. The curiosity evolved from the broad technical confidence, which is originating from a well-crafted practice and assignment.