Ahead of the launch of our photography exhibition Spirit of the North, artist and photographer John Kippin shares his top tips for creating great images (on your camera phone or otherwise).
What makes a good photograph?
UNTITLED from ‘Romanitas’ Rome, Italy 2013-16 © John Kippin
For most of us a good photograph is one that is in some way special to us. It might be a picture of people or places that we like to be reminded of, perhaps something that we once were or something that invokes a particular emotional response. A ‘bad photograph’ might show something that we find disagreeable, uninteresting, or worse.
For some people the idea of a ‘good photograph’ is located within the technical and aesthetic requirements of photography. (i.e. that that photographs look like paintings).
HIDDEN. National Park Northumberland © John Kippin
Photography is deceitful by nature. It creates myths and fantasies and distorts…
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