Is Your Imagination Holding You Back?

Photography as a genre is full of possibilities. It can not only open us up to seeing and capturing some stunning locations, people, or moments in time but can also allow us to see places that we never even dreamt possible. But what are the restrictions?

Our imagination can propel us and can, at the same time, restrict us. It can allow us to see things that aren’t immediately visible and can also stop us from capturing images that not only appeal to us as individuals but also to viewers and their interpretations.

In the second video from New York by the extremely talented photographer and videographer Michael Shainblum, he takes us on another adventure of discovery. He shows that by using our imagination, not only when shooting but also when editing, allows us to propel our images further than we originally thought and provides some excellent examples to back up this argument.

Reflections of buildings through the warped surfaces of window glass, shapes appearing that can be manipulated by simply rotating an image, or even shots that aren’t immediately clear where they are, what they are of, or what meaning they bring.

All in all, this video is a great example that shows just how our imagination can be so powerful amid a landscape that can prove overly “boring” to many.

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Darren J. Spoonley, is an Ireland-based outdoor photographer, Podcaster, Videographer & Educator with a passion for capturing the beauty of our world.

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