Do Not Describe Your Photographs, Do Not Explain Your Photographs

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What to do, though? How to approach writing? As I noted, you don’t want to start at the very end, trying to add some words to a finished project. Start writing while you’re in the middle. Every photographer should write (and read – a lot). The act of committing thoughts to paper – or hacking them into a computer – is more liberating than you’d imagine. You are probably only going to use a small fraction of all the writing, but you will be surprised what your subconsciousness can come up with – the same subconsciousness that’s responsible for so much in your photographs.

via How to write about your photographs | Conscientious Photography Magazine.

There Are 5 Comments On This Article.

  1. Maybe you only had a limited space to write that in, but I have no idea what you are talking about. What is it that you are really saying? You are all over the place. Each sentence is apparently not related to the others. If you are trying to tell me how to write you are doing a poor job.

  2. Maybe you only had a limited space to write that in, but I have no idea what you are talking about. What is it that you are really saying? You are all over the place. Each sentence is apparently not related to the others. If you are trying to tell me how to write you are doing a poor job. Maybe this was a followup to something you said before, but all I can see is the latest post.

    • Hi Al. On this new thing called the internet, when a small-ish chunk of text is followed by a link, preceded by “via” it usually means that the full story exists at said link. That makes the text above a snippet of sorts. Something to get part of the main point across, to grab your attention, without simply copying the entirety of someone else’s article.

      Follow that little link. The clouds of ignorance will part, and all your questions shall be answered.

      • Well I did click on the link and read the entire article and still have no idea what you are talking about. Now I’m not a writer but I do read quite a bit and I usually get the gist of what I’ve read, but in this case I’m at loss. Maybe if you’d have included some this not this examples it might have gotten through my apparently thick skull, but alas I am lost at sea.