Wasp (Two Photographs)
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I don’t think anyone would intentionally publish a photograph that they did not like without extensive explanation. However, if we see something unique and manage to capture it, any faults may be downplayed. In my own photography and on this blog I have posted some “not quite right photos” to make a point. These two photographs were edited identically. The first is the final product; the second did not work out as planned – I was trying for a full on face of the wasp. Together they show the kind of planning that goes into photos like this. First, I ask myself what am I photographing and how do I think it will look best? Second, are my settings in place to get the best exposure and focus? Third, am I best placed to get the shot I want? It does not always work and I do not always get a chance for a test shot. But as I break down how I go about taking photographs, I am finding it useful to consider the steps I go through and create a mental checklist.