A good presentation is a reflection of the real world and it must contain all the relevant details.
Susan says, “Mirrors, (the ones we check our faces in) can be magical or terrible or helpful or destructive. But no matter how you react to what you see there it is a true reflection of what is before it. Like a mirror a good presentation should reflect the real world it represents in a helpful way. When explaining or promoting a real world condition (a new product, a social emergency, a process, a fund raising effort, operations, systems, etc.) the successful presentation must be accurate and without hyperbole or lies. It also cannot omit items because they are inconvenient or might diminish acceptance of the message. Like the ancient custom of holding a mirror up to check for breath, a presentation should show the life in a concept, the truth in a new product. Lucia’s beautiful photo is not a true reflection, but rather an artful distortion. It smears colors, bends and amplifies shapes, adds sunshine and sparkle to the images.
Reflections as Abstract
Lucia says, “Street photography is not easy for me. I’m to shy to approach people to ask if I can make a photo of them and I don’t like the feeling of grabbing a photo on the sly. I’ve read many helpful hints for the shy photographer on how to capture people on the street. Using reflections is one of them. In this photo, I chose a surface of white tiles to not only grab reflections, but also to create an abstract. The white surface smeared the images and the tiles created repetitions. Added to that was the movement of the subjects in low light to create an image of color and shapes. This may not be true street photography, but it uses people on the street to create, as Susan mentioned, a concept of life on the street.”
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