COTHP Workshop Participant’s Joy In Shooting With The Mind’s Eye!

It’s photo submission from COTHP Workshop participants like Roy which fulfills my role as a Media Coach.

Here’s is Roy’s Joyful Experience:

"Hi Cliff,

While walking to the carpark to collect my car, I passed a shelter walk-way and thought it would make a nice picture. Using the COTHP method I knew I had a good SUBJECT. Then, I made the EXPOSURE which were two shots. Remembering the compositional guides in COMPOSITION (page 23 of the COTHP Mag) I used the linear line to compose the element within the frame.

I used a smaller aperture to give a deep DOF to illustrate the long walk-way. I decided to use COLOR for the shot as the blue and white motif was interesting. And finally I had to wait for a “stranger” much like how you taught us at the Workshop on how to enhance a photo with extra element to show warmth and scale comparison for shooting buildings which seem “cold” without the human element.

And the best of this joyful experience was that these two shots were taken momentarily in my head before raising the camera. Now, I know what’s the joyful feeling in photography by shooting with the Mind’s Eye. I quickly took out my Sony camera to capture the shots and now I am proud to show you what were the shots taken in my head visually.

Thank you for changing my way of seeing things photographically with your remarkable COTHP method. Like you said a life-long skill-set learnt in a short time. I am still learning and developing the skills. Using my hand as a visual guide had make everywhere a new place of interest and the camera in my head is always there ready to shoot." ROY YONG