Sunday, November 6, 2022

Low Vision Photography (LVP)

I'm starting a new storyline on my other blog. Here is a sample of what it is going to cover. If you want to continue following my low vision journey, here is the address to the other blog. 

Those of you who have followed my illness know where I've been. The rest of you can read about it here. For the last few months I've been thinking about what I want to do with my photography. A recent article by Chris Gampat about low vision photography inspired me to give it a try. 

People often wonder how one can do photography while blind. So first let's define what what we mean by low vision photography. Low vision isn't exactly blind. Many of us learned photography while we still had some vision. This is why the phrase low vision is more accurate than blind. Chris learned photography after he had lost much of his vision. I've only recently lost significant vision, but I've been doing photography all of my adult life. 

 



To illustrate this, here are two images (one above & one below) of the same subjects and scene. The first one, the blurred one, is somehow more compelling than the second, which is technically more correct. 



Here are two more images. They are abstract because of the lighting and the exposure. They both have some interesting elements in common, such as strong back lighting, and some that are not, such as motion blur.


Which one do you prefer? And why? 








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