The Photographer's Eye: Part I

This is Part I of a two-part post. Part II to come later this week.

As a photographer, you see the world differently than a  non-photographer. That's kinda cool.

You look at the world around you, as opposed to someone who just sees the world - which is akin to listening to music as opposed to hearing music. Big difference.

You seek out interesting subjects, as I did when I looking for animals to photograph in the Costa Rican rain forest on a recent workshop that I co-lead with my friend Rob Knight.

Had I not been looking, I would not have spotted the well-camflouged Jesus Christ lizard in the scene below.

Yes, I used a few Photoshop enhancements to make the subject stand out in the photograph - because I wanted you to see this amazing animal.

So you should feel prod of yourself! You see light, forms, colors and shapes - as well as faces - in your own unique way. That's what makes you a photographer. Again, that's kinda cool.

If you would like to join other photographers who enjoy seeing and picturing their world, join one of my workshops. We see and shoot all day long. I can also show you some Photoshop and Lightroom enhancements that will help make your subjects stand out in a scene.

Explore the light,

P.S. If you can't make a workshop, my app, Rick Sammon's 24/7 Photo Buffet, has many examples of seeing.