Chapter 9

Did it Look Like That?


Part 1: How Much of the Image is Your Artistic Creation?

THROUGHOUT THE YEARS I HAVE BEEN ENGAGED IN NATURE and landscape photography, I’ve been asked a common question about any number of my photographs: “Did it look like that?” It’s an interesting question, and one that Guy Tal explores in one of his many thoughtful essays in his wonderful book More Than a Rock (a book published by Rocky Nook that I heartily recommend to all photographers).

Tal notes that he has often been asked the same question. But he then points out an oddity that I’ve touched upon in previous chapters: the question seems to never be asked ...

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