August 15, 2016
By Catherine Bruce
The “Hip Shots” series of photographs will feature images that were grabbed “on the fly,” with little or no regard for framing and focus. The object of the exercise is to create dynamic pictures, not perfect ones. With this ” shoot-from-the-hip” method, the more frames exposed the better the chances are that you’ll come up with something interesting — a related series that may be arranged as a post. If you’d like additional tips for using the technique, or to submit your own images, drop a question or note in the “Leave a Comment” section, below.
Copyright © 2016 Catherine Bruce.
May 20, 2014
By Catherine Bruce
Sometimes I grab a shot of something just because I like the color or there’s something vaguely appealing about it. I’m hoping that the thing together with it’s context will make an interesting photo. Often it doesn’t, and I find I have a picture I can’t do anything with. But I still like the part of the picture that attracted me in the first place. I came up with these pictures because I wanted to have some fun and salvage the interesting parts of uninteresting pictures. I called them “Modern Art” because eliminating the context of a photo often makes it “non-representational”— or even incomprehensible—which in modern art is sometimes considered a good thing.
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Catherine Bruce is a mostly-retired software developer who gave up film photography when she claims she stopped improving. When Doodlemeister.com persuaded her that it’s not necessary to agonize in advance over what the photos will look like, she became more interested in snapping pictures with her digital camera. She still has a weakness for symmetry and order, but is working on developing a “hip-shot” mentality.
Copyright © 2014 Catherine Bruce.
December 29, 2008
The dandelions have
is that it, is summer over?
Copyright © 2008 Jim Sizemore.