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Jul 21st

Critique: Vision Statement: Saturday Review

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The Critique:

The images:

  1. Ian York
    July 21, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Vision Statement –
    Creating emotions within a framework of simplicity.

  2. Michael Kruger
    July 24, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    Vision Statement:

    Simple and strong images of a moody nature.

  3. Tim Sebring
    July 24, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    Vision Statement:

    I make the viewer feel they are inside the shot, experiencing the action in the frame.

    • Tim Sebring
      July 24, 2013 at 10:38 pm

      Sorry, posted to the wrong thread, I’ll be in the Thursday session, but can’t delete this one.

  4. John McAllister
    July 25, 2013 at 12:41 am

    My vision statement went through several iterations:

    1. Taking the light of life to colour the imagination
    2. Making light of life to colour the imagination
    3. Capturing the light of life to colour the imagination
    4. Capturing the colour of light, life and the imagination

    Finally, I settled for the more simple statement of:

    “Capturing light, life and the imagination”

  5. Sheila Morgan
    July 25, 2013 at 6:50 am

    Vision Statement-I make images that reveals the experience of seeing light, character, emotion, contrasts, shadows and similarities of life of the minds eye.

  6. Jorge Rodriguez
    July 25, 2013 at 11:03 am

    創作的 – Constructive, Creative, Imaginative

    Pronounced “sousakuteki”

  7. Damian Powell
    July 25, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    Previously, in the essentials group, my vision statement was “I emphasize the contrast between the natural and the man-made. I improve”. Now, six months on, my photography has matured a little and I realise that my previous vision statement was only one aspect of what I like. Also, it was not something I could say to myself while looking through the view finder and the “I improve” bit will *always* be true so I consider it to be implicit. Here’s my new vision statement

    “Find the contrast – find the drama.”

    This doesn’t just mean dark-light contrast, but also happy-sad, colourful-monotone, busy-peaceful, and of course: natural-man made.

  8. paul jackson
    July 25, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    To create images that touch the heart, stimulate the mind, inspire the soul or provoke a reaction

  9. andras deme
    July 25, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    Bringing subjects to life with light.

  10. Scott Williams
    July 25, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    “Capturing images in a deliberate way that strays away from the status quo.”

  11. Chris Dean
    July 25, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    Like Damian, my vision statement has matured from six months ago. I really found that by selecting some photographs and following the steps of the assignment I started to find the thread of the images that I find rewarding.

    So, my vision statement is:

    “I make photographs of people and things in spaces with meaning.”

  12. Stephanie Florence
    July 25, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    Provoke emotion, stir a memory, or capture something beautiful.

  13. victor gutierrez
    July 26, 2013 at 2:19 am

    Beauty is everywhere, we just need to uncovered it!

  14. Thadd Grant
    July 26, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    I had previously posted my vision statement, but I’m not seeing it so I’ll repost.

    My Vision Statement:

    “I capture light to expose the beauty in Life”

  15. Dermot Murphy
    July 26, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    My Vision Statement:-

    Capturing a moment in time for you to treasure.

  16. Miklós Marczis
    July 26, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    My Vision Statement:

    Find, create and emphasize any form of the beauty.

  17. Sally Bair
    July 26, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    Capture the soul of each photo I make.

  18. Tim Lester
    July 27, 2013 at 5:36 am

    I show the details that most don’t see.

  19. Jorge Rodriguez
    July 27, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    I uploaded my pic the other day, but it is not in the page.

  20. Ron Velasquez
    July 27, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    Personally photography is the art of capturing a single and unique moment of life in life on a split second. That millisecond would not come back ever. A lot of times we are faced with the individual question “should I make this picture now?” and the answer is always “yes” because that specific moment is unique and most times it can not be recovered. Through my years as and amateur I was lucky to have made family portraits documenting the lives of those who are not with us anymore and that gives me a lot of comfort for I did not miss my change of making those images and have become now for the family members and me part of our permanent memory.