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Re: [OM] Aesthetic sense.

Subject: Re: [OM] Aesthetic sense.
From: Joel Wilcox <jowilcox@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 22 Jul 1998 08:02:26 -0500
At 10:28 PM 7/21/1998 -0700, John you wrote:
>I recently posed the question of how one developed an aesthetic sense when
>taking photographs. I want to thank everyone who chimed in with a response.
>After spending a few days digesting what all of you said and giving much
>soul searching, I believe you have helped me to find the answer. Taking
>great pictures of family and friends is usually easy, but I've many times
>had to work extra hard at my real love, landscapes and nature, and the
>results have not always pleased me aesthetically. As many of you pointed
>out, the secret is emotional involvement. I'm emotionally involved with
>family and friends, so those become easy shots. I obviously need to find
>different landscape and nature subjects, or perhaps some other type of
>subject entirely. Something that will inspire me more and reach out to me
>emotionally. Only then will I be able to take photos that will have
>something to say. Otherwise, the photo taking experience just becomes an
>exercise in technical details, and the aesthetic side is completely missing.
>Again, my thanks to all my friends here on the Oly list. The comradeship and
>support that is present is sometimes close to awesome.
>John Austin

And I want to thank you for often, as you do, posing these interesting and
provocative questions to the list. You have been helpful to me personally
and IMO one of the most positive forces in the life of this list.

Hope my mentioning it doesn't break the spell.

Best wishes,


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