A concept I got from my friend Ryan from Backyard Brew in Palo Alto (I am quite sure Ryan is the one who truly invented the notion of a ‘minimum viable product‘ in Silicon Valley). I wonder — how can we apply this concept to our photography?
The ‘small thumbnail‘ test.
The first idea:
Look at your photos as small thumbnails, and if they still pop out at you, they are probably effective images.
The reason why is this:
Most people will probably be looking at your photos on small phones (not full screen on a laptop or desktop) which means–
Your photos must ‘pop’ even when small!
What makes a strong ‘minimum viable photo’?
My thought —
Something to do with humans.
Not striving towards perfection with your photos
No such thing as a perfect photo. Nor should there. Then it means:
To enjoy the process of always making (new) photos and to continue to feast our eyes!
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