Poetry may be my favorite genre. With poetry, every single syllable, every single word, every single punctuation mark is carefully chosen and is significant. Photographers have something to learn from the way poets think and work. We need to make sure that everything that we choose to include in our frame is also carefully chosen and important to the story that we want to tell.
The book of poetry that my husband is reading is by a favorite local poet, one whom we've seen in poetry readings a couple times. The photo was taken in our library at home. The shelves in the background are filled with other books of poetry that we enjoy.
Read a poem today. Make the words come alive in your photo today. Think about what you include and what you don't. Compose your photo as thoughtfully as the poet chose her or his words.