etails, details, details. They say it’s all in the details. They also say that the devil is in the details. Without thinking about it too much, I’d say details are important.
And, so they are.
Even though I photograph in a somewhat broad style that is very loose and free flowing, I study the details more carefully than people might think. Understanding the details frees my mind and helps me to turn off my brain so I stop thinking and just see.
That only helps for a short time, maybe about three hours, and then I’m fried. I need a break. But, for those few hours I make a lot of pictures that surprise me.
I do have a process for reviewing my newly made pictures. Unless I have some deadline, I don’t look at them, even quickly, until a few days pass. I call this letting them marinate. I don’t even look at them as I’m ingesting them into my workflow. I give them a good long look while they are on the monitor en masse. Finally, I look at each grouping of subject matter and make my selects. I may pick two pictures of one group but they are color coded as first and seconds.
Then I start developing and fine tuning them. I add tags, I resize them according to use and download them into the appropriate file within my archive. Finally, I back up everything so that there is one original selection and two copies.
See what I mean?
Lots of details.