Something I’ve always known, but rarely do I ever take into conscious consideration is tension in photography. I have a flickr contact who mentioned it about one of his photographs, and then thought “hmm…I need more examples of tension” thus I stumbled across this page on the internet http://www.pbase.com/pnd1/tension.
Now, I’ve had people ask me “but what makes that a good photo?”. All I’ve ever been able to say was “It just is”. This person has explained every photo and while I think some explanations are a stretch, they are each uniquely summed up to answer the question, “what makes this good?”.
So really it all brings me to the point of saying that I do not pay enough attention to these things. Some of that is due to the limited time frames I’m allotted to shoot my usual subjects; some of it is due to the fact that I don’t put enough energy to actually think about things like that. Another part is the fact that, typically, I’m usually framing for such things without thinking about it. However, it depresses me that I don’t put much thought into it as I ought to to create a great photograph and then have a definitive reason as to why it is indeed great.
Just a musing for today.