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Posts Tagged ‘icons’

October 5th, 2012

Chasing Icons

Posted By Ian Plant
"The Snake River" by Ian Plant
(© Ian Plant) Photo icons are those places made famous long ago by other photographers, like Half Dome in Yosemite, Snake River Overlook in the Grand Tetons, and Toroweap high above the Grand Canyon. Actually, more to the point, it isn’t really just the places that are famous, but the original compositions themselves which have …
 
May 18th, 2010

Avoiding Icons… and Discovering Your Own

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Bigleaf Maple (Acer macrophyllum) Covered with moss and ferns, L
Photography is, in its essence, an acquisitive art form. It is a creative process, to be sure, but it is also an extractive one. Images are like visual trophies, something to bring home from the hunt. I don’t mean to disparage that notion – that visceral sense of accomplishment and pride is part of photography’s irresistible charm. …