SEEN: A simple, compositional, tangential look at daily life in the area
BY JOHN CLANTON & CHRISTOPHER SMITH
Sunday, December 09, 2012
12/09/12 at 4:01 AM
Editor's note: Seen is a weekly feature showcasing the work of a Tulsa World photojournalist.
For photographers, it is always nice to be surprised by new technology and new media.
Little discoveries restore some of the magic to the process. Cameras are our tools, and it is essential that we understand how they work so that we can arrive at the desired end: a well-composed, well-exposed, well-timed photograph. For some it is a medium format film camera, or pinhole photography; for others, it is the iPhone. The iPhone is immediate, simple and discreet - and, best of all, one more way to document. Its simplicity is motivating.
The pictures that we put in the newspaper are always tied to a story or a news angle. Pictures that we take between assignments or on the way home aren't necessarily meant for the newspaper. They are just moments, shapes or textures that catch our eye. The design of a building, the sunlight through the trees or a stuffed rattlesnake on a west Tulsa bar. They are a simple, compositional, tangential look at daily life in the area. They are the little things that stop us in our tracks or make us start a conversation.
But most of all, they are a way to connect immediately with readers.
Here is a selection of some of our Instagram photos from our feed. Instagram is a photography-based social media app for smartphones that allows users to share photos instantly.
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