The seventh prompt for the CCP Salon Instagram Project is Viewpoint. And this is my response to it.

We all have different viewpoint, about our life, career and many things, about how we feel, what we see and think. Which is why I seldom give my photos a title, because everyone can interpret it differently, so why restrict that imagination? 

In photography, I always love this quote by Ansel Adams, “A good photograph is knowing where to stand”. For my style of photographing on the street, I like to get into position and wait. I choose my background but for the people who are going to walk/run into the frame, I don’t have much choice. I only pick one after shooting a few. 

“My photographs are not planned or composed in advance, and I do not anticipate that the onlooker will share my viewpoint. However, I feel that if my photograph leaves an image on his mind, something has been accomplished.” - Robert Frank

However, in contrast to Robert Frank’s quote, I do plan and compose in advance, but I still hope to accomplish the last part, that is my photograph leaves an image on the viewers’ mind.

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