Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Fay Godwin [Historical Photographer]

“I don’t get wrapped up in technique and the like. I have a simple rule and that is to spend as much time in the location as possible. You can’t expect to take a definitive image in half an hour. It takes days, often years. And in fact I don’t believe there is such a thing as a definitive picture of something. The land is a living, breathing thing and light changes its character every second of every day. That’s why I love it so much.” -Fay Godwin (1931-2005)

There is something I am going to need to have before trying this: patience. I want to take her advice because I agree that the light is always changing and it can be exciting to see the different images you can get out of that. I will try to take pictures of the same thing at different times of day and post them in my sketchbook.

Here is one of Fay Godwin's images. She started liking portrait photography but went on to enjoy landscape as well.
It looks like she waited until the clouds were dark for this picture.

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