The more you know (about great photography) the less pictures you take?

Started Feb 12, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: Actually he is right……. perhaps ;-)
In reply to DFPanno, Feb 13, 2014

yeah i've heard that about music a lot. Not sure if it applies to photography in the same sense. Maybe. It's not hit me yet. Or may one appreciates such things in a different way.

And perhaps then there's a sort of breakthrough point beyond which you enter a new level of understanding; take Keith Jarrett for example, one of the finest musicians alive. His command and understanding of music is 2nd to none and yet he is ecstatic, truly ecstatic, when he plays. Maybe not so much when he's listening to others'. But then the photographic equivalent is going into "the zone" when you're out and about. Seeing the world with different eyes; a world of compositions, colours, shapes, humour, pathos, beauty, intricacy, action, nature, the moment. I don't think a good knowledge of technique and history of photography need detract from that "zoning" time.

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