The 6 decisions Jay P. Morgan made to bring his photographic idea to life & create a good image


posted Friday, May 10, 2019 at 1:00 PM EDT


When trying to create a good photograph, Jay P. Morgan of The Slanted Lens makes six important decisions. In a new video, he breaks down the six decisions he made in order to create an image he's had in mind for a while. The image started with an idea. Never knowing when inspiration will strike, Morgan keeps a sketchbook with him to quickly jot down and draw different ideas for images. In this case, he had the idea of a woman in a windy field of wildflowers flying a kite. He was inspired by the flowers first and the rest of the idea came together afterward.

With an idea in mind, he must find the right location. In this case, it was easy at first because the location inspired the idea for the image, but he still needed to find the right spot in the field of wildflowers to bring his creative vision to life. To see the remaining four pieces of the final photographic puzzle, watch Morgan's full video below.

Readers, where do you keep your photographic ideas? Do you often come up with an idea well in advance and then plan to create an image, or do you prefer a spontaneous approach? Let us know in the comments below.

(Via The Slanted Lens