NOTES FROM THE OBVIOUSLY NOT OBVIOUS
I have been looking back through some old external hard drives and came across this picture.
I think it demonstrates that sometimes, as a creative photographer, your mind works a little differently than other peoples minds (especially judges). I will elaborate…
I put this image together in 2013 and it’s called the Fish Wife.
I thought that it would be obvious to all that she was holding a round bellied fish prior to ironing it and turning it into a flat fish – see them hanging on the line behind her. Round fish … ironed to flat fish …. Well I thought it was quite obvious and humorous anyway.
Well guess what – only a few people (judges) got it.
Unfortunately, in the 3 seconds that the judge has to view the picture, understand what the “story” is all about and give it a score, it never did very well in comps. I therefore learned a valuable lesson…… make the picture and story more obvious.
I cover this sort of stuff in my new Tutorial/Workshop called Getting More Creative which I have just announced will take place on Thursday 19th March.
You can find more details on my website Butterflysmind I can’t add the www before butterflysmind ’cause WordPress won’t let me 😦