Creating Energy

The conundrum has always been how to inject the vibrancy of our dynamic three-dimensional world into the 2x3-ratio static rectangle that results when we trigger the camera’s shutter button. Read on, Ian Plant has a few words to say on this

We live in a vibrant, dynamic world full of a seemingly endless array of sensory stimuli; not only do we perceive objects in three-dimensional space (height, width and depth), but we also experience the passage of time and witness the movement of objects through time and space. The world around us is rich in a variety of shapes, colors, noises, smells, textures, and motions that we perceive with a number of senses. A photograph, however, is a two-dimensional, static representation of the world around us, which excludes most of our senses and allows us to experience with only one: vision. What’s more, even this perception is severely truncated: a photograph takes in only a small portion of a scene that our eyes can see, can only render a small fraction of the variety of colors and...

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Ian Plant is a full time professional nature photographer, writer, and adventurer. His work has appeared in numerous magazines, books and calendars, and he is a frequent contributor to Popular Photography and Outdoor Photographer magazines, among others.

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