child innocently looks at the world.

Through the Eyes of a Child

How do You Capture a Meaningful Portrait?

I absolutely love this portrait. It looks like one of those old vinyl album covers. It wasn't obvious why this image appealed to me so much. It was a quick 'snap shot' while waiting for my client. I sent it to a friend and asked him what he tought. His response amazed me.

It turns out that this portrait is about a child's innocent perspective of the world.

The moral of the story? Be more of a child when capturing a photograph. Master the technical aspects of your equipment and then relax and let your subconscious show you the overlooked parts of your world.

"A single gentle rain makes the grass many shades greener. So our prospects brighten on the influx of better thoughts. We should be blessed if we lived in the present always, and took advantage of every accident that befell us, like the grass which confesses the influence of the slightest dew that falls on it; and did not spend our time in atoning for the neglect of past opportunities, which we call doing our duty. We loiter in winter while it is already spring."

-- Henry David Thoreau

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