Whether you are a child or an adult, playing helps develop your imagination and exercise your perception.
Some of my more creative images begin with a promising composition or design. I like to treat that step as a starting point and then contort, rotate, blur, saturate, duplicate, blend, border and combine.
Just play. Make mistakes. Take chances. Know it isn’t right and start over.
I remind myself to put down my cameras and just look at the world around me. Look at the work of other artists, add it to my library of inspiration and follow a new path.
This image is a combination of one picture I made, duplicated, rotated and resized multiple times. It started as a photograph of a black metal bench as seen from above. Then I experimented and saved many versions.
At some point, I allow myself to be content and accept a finished product.
Try it. Reboot your point of view and have fun.
The Method: iPhone XS Max back dual camera 4.25 mm; 1/180 sec f-1.8; ISO 25. Processed in iOS with Snapseed and Union.
Through the Viewfinder is a weekly feature by LNP and LancasterOnline photographers exploring the art of black-and-white and color photography.