10 Things Van Gogh can teach us about photography

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Interesting article, thought we share it:
Ihttps://petapixel.com/2018/10/22/10-things-van-gogh-can-teach-us-about-photography/
 

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i thought the 10 points were pretty good, i didn't quite get how his photography
had to do with the points van gogh was making, maybe that's just me .

I particularly like point number 5: Paying attention to your subject changes what it is

“It is looking at things for a long time that ripens you and gives you a deeper meaning.” —Vincent van Gogh

same here !
 

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The link given comes back as "Safari can't open the specified address." remove the "i" in front of the link and it works.
I was not going to look at it, but then Vincent wants to look at Vincent...
https://petapixel.com/2018/10/22/10-things-van-gogh-can-teach-us-about-photography/
Do not be surprised if your computer will become slow while on this page. It seems to have a lot of crap pushing.

Some valid points in this article. Some of them are known and nothing new. some of them are personal.
 
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I’m a huge Van Gogh fan. But that article really does a poor job of representing the real Van Gogh. For one, he was notoriously plagued by self doubt. Also, he was prone to tremendous mood swings, so any inspirational quote you pull from him was likely cherry picked from a sea of depressive ones.
 
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I’m a huge Van Gogh fan. But that article really does a poor job of representing the real Van Gogh. For one, he was notoriously plagued by self doubt. Also, he was prone to tremendous mood swings, so any inspirational quote you pull from him was likely cherry picked from a sea of depressive ones.


Well it is petapixel,...

Every time I go on that site from a link here I end up rolling my eyes so much I get a headache. lol.
 

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I’m a huge Van Gogh fan. But that article really does a poor job of representing the real Van Gogh. For one, he was notoriously plagued by self doubt. Also, he was prone to tremendous mood swings, so any inspirational quote you pull from him was likely cherry picked from a sea of depressive ones.

I doubt much (any?) of that allegedly inspirational pablum was Van Gogh's.
 

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I doubt much (any?) of that allegedly inspirational pablum was Van Gogh's.
He was a Dutchman who lived in France. I take it that his quotes are from either his utterances committed to paper in the French or Dutch language and are someone's translation of said quotes. The punch lines are clearly the author's 21st century "take" of his quotes in U.S. English

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I’m a huge Van Gogh fan. But that article really does a poor job of representing the real Van Gogh. For one, he was notoriously plagued by self doubt. Also, he was prone to tremendous mood swings, so any inspirational quote you pull from him was likely cherry picked from a sea of depressive ones.
I can't imagine how self doubt will be much use to any photographer. Mood swings, perhaps... but only if one can find a way to channel these into artistic expression and creativity. Not so easy when one is a depressive state, as depression often reduces ambition as well.
 

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He was a Dutchman who lived in France. I take it that his quotes are from either his utterances committed to paper in the French or Dutch language and are someone's translation of said quotes. The punch lines are clearly the author's 21st century "take" of his quotes in U.S. English

pentaxuser

I doubt that pablum had anything to do with VG...just demeans the painter.
 
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I particularly like point number 5: Paying attention to your subject changes what it is

“It is looking at things for a long time that ripens you and gives you a deeper meaning.” —Vincent van Gogh

Well, with street work we only have a couple blinks of the eye. Many times I wonder...should I shoot...is it worthwhile? And by that time it is gone. Other times by the time I raise the camera it is gone.
 

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I dunno if those were his actual views but those are generally fairly good guidelines for trying to achieve something.
 

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He was a Dutchman who lived in France. I take it that his quotes are from either his utterances committed to paper in the French or Dutch language and are someone's translation of said quotes. The punch lines are clearly the author's 21st century "take" of his quotes in U.S. English

pentaxuser

Why do you believe those were VGs "utterances"? I think those alleged inspirationals were merest clickbait (or printed equivalent).

What website or book is being promoted?
 
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