Who is cheeky: the gardener of the photographer?
Funny …. On my Instagram (@hermanvanbon) I recently received a comment on this picture of Napier.
It’s from a photographer …: “…. Strange … there are only green fields today …. yesterday must have been different …. how do you manage to get the flowers to open just for you …. ?….”
My answer: “Just be at the right time in the right place. Means being patient. Oh … and the right in-camera settings. As easy as that. Landscape photography has, I guess, a slightly different approach that wildlife photography”.
Different photography disciplines each have their own approach plus much depends also on the creativity (etc.) of the photographer … I just wonder … is there some jealousy going on? I hope not…
And than I question myself: ‘Should I have responded?’
Photo below: flowering canola field
“Photography is, by it’s nature, a manipulation. It always has been. When we accept this we can move on to more interesting discussions and bigger stories; we can begin to think more critically about the stories we accept. When we stop asking “if it really looked like that” our craft will finally be able to move unhindered into art and we’ll be able to more freely perform our roles as artists and storytellers, constrained not by the rules and expectations of others but, for better or worse, by our humanity.” – David du Chemin (world- and humanitarian photographer)
The fish that went flyabout