Without getting into the social aspect of What is Beauty, let’s just look at it from a photography point-of-view…
It started Sunday morning when I arrived at my client photoshoot early, as I usually do. I had about 15 minutes to walk around the location and take a few test shots. This is also when I would take some detail shots of all the pretty things at the location.
Today, something was different. Something changed.
It was like I flipped a switch in my brain when I saw cobwebs that was illuminated by the sunlight. I mean, holy guacamole, the light was AH-MAH-ZING, even on cobwebs. That made me think.
From that point on, I only photographed things that most people would never stop to look at… Cobwebs, rotting old fruit, dried up flowers, browning leaves.
Next time you take your camera with you, challenge yourself by looking beyond all the things you’d normally photograph and try to find beauty in them.
Okay, this last image may be a little gross. You get what I’m saying though!
Let me know what you discover when you do this little exercise.