John here. I don't blog nearly as often as I should. Since I used to do a lot of writing, it would seem natural to dive into the world of blogging, but it has not been a natural progression. That being said, here is the latest.
It's no secret one of our favorite subjects to photograph is barns. We spend many a weekend driving around back roads we have never been on looking for some of these treasures. Of course, back roads aren't the only place to find them...sometimes they are right along the Interstate.
One thing I am discovering as I continue my growth as a photographer is my interest in the "sections", or "portions" of a barn (or any building for that matter). You can really capture the feeling of the building without necessarily showing the entire structure.
If you have the opportunity, check out the inside (with permission, of course).
There are a lot of interesting opportunities to photograph inside the barn, you just have to look for them.
Are the close-up portion shots photographs that everyone enjoys? Probably not. However, that is what makes photography such a fantastic art form...everyone has their own tastes.
I have seen a lot of beautiful photography of barns, some even shot by photographers I consider my friends. They inspire me to continue to improve my shots. In an effort to do so, I try to find shots that I have not seen before when photographing my own. I'm not sure what that does for my personal portfolio, but I enjoy it.
Thanks for reading!
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