I saw this photograph and instantly knew I wanted to interview John, why, because its rare for a photograph to make me stop what I am doing. I enjoy looking at paintings but I've always struggled to grasp photography. Not anymore, I had questions falling out of my ears, luckily I imaged to scale them down otherwise this feature would be close to 3 pages long! My eyes are officially open as is my mind, John has made me feel like you can have a secret relationship with your camera. Capturing moments only the two of you are aware of, sharing and supporting the same vision. Believe it or not, I own a camera, today I plan to take my camera out with me in the hopes of discovering such moments. I hope you enjoy this photograph as much as I do.
Where in Ohio was the photo taken?
This photo was taken in Akron, Ohio on a trip to visit an old friend. I decided to bring my camera with me for a trip to the downtown area. That's where I took this picture.
What gear did you use?
Canon 70D. Sigma 18 - 50 f2.8 lensthe lens you chose to use, why did you use it?
what made it the ideal lens to capture the moment?
When I walk around, I usually feel most comfortable with this lens because of the zoom capabilities. I use to walk around with a nifty 50 (f1.8) , but not having a zoom can be annoying. Plus, I find the sharpness of the two lenses to be very comparable.
What was your vision at that time?
At the time, I wanted to take a picture of the flowers because of the deep yellows against the contrast of the sky. After snapping a couple of pictures, I noticed some of the flowers had bee's going in and out of them doing their thing - so I decided to risk getting stung to try to capture a shot of at least 1 bee moving between the flowers. I was pretty much laying on the ground looking upward attempting to capture this moment. I find that some of my most interesting photos are the ones taken from perspectives that you generally don't utilise normally. And this was the best image that was captured.
What did you want to say with this photograph?
"put me on your desktop background because I deserve to be there!"
How do you feel about the photo?
I love it. As soon as I took it I knew it was a good one. Once I started editing I knew it was a great one. One of my proudest pictures in my relatively short time in photography.
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