Movement Captivates!

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Our eyes are so drawn to movement! As I gaze happily out the window, waiting for my breakfast, my eyes dart back and forth between the flag waving softly in the wind to the tree branches dancing, to the reflection in the glass of the TV behind me in the restaurant. Our eyes can’t help but be captivated by movement. That’s why we  always see those obnoxious wiggly or flashing ads on the side banners of the websites! Such a diversion! But you can’t help it—you can’t not look!

That makes me think about Hybrid photography and the magnetic appeal- its uncanny how people respond to it. Maybe that’s part of it. We are wired to respond to movement and our eyes and minds are stimulated by it any time we see it. Even out of the corner of our eyes. That’s part of the appeal of TV too: It is captivating. It has your attention even before you identify the content.

So I’m exploring the avenues of movement in my portraits. Hybrid eProducts, of course, are totally cool, but on a simpler level, the Echograph or Flixel model is pretty dynamic too. It just grabs people when they see a little movement- especially when its’ isolated from other objects you would expect to move!

So that’s my new direction: adding motion and e-motion to my portraits! Literally moving, but even better when it touches the heart: ”Moving Portraits”. I think I should focus on both.

#LUMIXlounge #HybridPhoto #dracast #smugmug

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