When hearing about my aspirations to develop my photography skills, a coworker of mine (who also happened to study photography somewhat seriously in college) shared with me some words of photographic wisdom from her studies — “Where painting is an art of inclusion, photography is an art of exclusion.”
She also pointed out that one of the biggest flaws of those new to photography is that people are too afraid to get close to their subject. “The closer, the better,” she says.
I’ve noticed in my own photography, I still have room for quite a bit of improvement when it comes to getting closer, and stepping out of my comfort zone when it comes to personal space.
However, in the photo below I’m pretty proud of myself for breaking down the barrier a bit.
While I love this photo, I do have one complaint. I’m not completely satisfied by the framing of this shot. While I like the way the focus is on the RoM logo, it really bugs me that the “MODERN” that appears to the left of “ITALIAN” is cut off. I know the word is there, and it drives me crazy that I can’t see it.