Letting Go of Control

Visualizing an image before taking a photograph can help you to focus and achieve the results that you want. However, as Rafael Rojas explains, repeatedly applying the same ideas to different places could be counterproductive

In his book, ‘Trust the Process: An Artist's Guide to Letting Go’, Shaun McNiff says, “Working for the first time in any art medium, we tend to think that the result has to be known before we start. We don’t realize that the experienced dancer or painter might begin by simply moving and making gestures with art materials. One movement leads to another”.

We have all heard about the concepts of visualization made famous by Ansel Adams. Having a clear idea in mind about how an image will be printed can indeed help us make decisions about how to expose, develop (if we use film) and later, print the image. Visualizing, in a way, is very much related to...

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Rafael Rojas

Rafael Rojas is a fine art photographer, author and lecturer, whose work has been awarded in the most prestigious international photography competitions. His Fine Art prints, sold internationally, form part of numerous private and public collections.

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