Today's modern photographer is a social-media conduit. The photographer may be a publisher, a writer, a marketer, a filmmaker, and as a culmination and/or combination of all these different fields, photographers become storytellers who can (and do) fully utilize the plethora of digital equipment and tools available to find, tell, and disseminate their stories. Although photographic artwork can be "just" a pretty and predictable picture in a frame, there is the potential of so much more. Through digital photography, the artist can develop, create and unfold imaginative stories with multiple interpretations. The viewer should be able to "read" the artwork by identifying characters, settings, and by imaginatively creating dialogues inspired by the characters and settings within the digital framework.
Recital in the Rain by Marina Shipova©, 2018.
Digital photography can create a story to explore, ensuring that the portrayed image is worth exploring rather than a just nice collection of abstract shapes and colors. Details should include dynamic composition, background and costume detail, and action and symbolism. Characters should belong to the space in which they are portrayed. It is important that every aspect of the photograph makes coherent, psychological sense to give the viewer a "feeling" of truth and reality. With the amazing advantage of digital processing comes the danger of producing an image that is confusing in detail, composition, and setting. Models should feel as though they "belong" to their settings. Convincing "space-time" elements in photography can add extra layers of dynamic depth and reality, enhancing the viewer's understanding and view-ability.
The Train Robbery by Marina Shipova©, 2018.
Ready for Adventure by Marina Shipova©, 2018.