4.22.2009

a picture's worth a thousand words


...but i still like to add a few of my own.


okay, since i'm so getting into the whole post labels thing—which i've never done to my posts until recently {macro monday and bird watcher}, i thought i would also start to tag my posts that have photos with words on them.

if you have been visiting this blog for a while now, you will know that i love to add text to my photos—not just because i like to add something to the mood, but because i am fascinated by typography. my favorite course during my graphic design schooling was called typography 1. i absolutely loved learning in that class. typography is the art of using text/fonts as an art form to convey a message not just through words, but also design.

i love the premise that words and text can be art in and of itself and that creative use of type is its own art form—even type that stands alone with no other elements such as photos or patterns/backgrounds.

i am by no means a great typographer. and i am certainly limited now that i am not working as to how many fonts i have at my disposal to be creative with. but i still love to try! it is a challenge to take a photo and add type and not have it come out looking like a cheesy hallmark poster. i know i don't always meet the challenge, but i always try to. and i only want to get better with time.

shutter sisters recently did a post about finding your voice, niche or your style when it comes to photography. i did not feel i have a particular style—yet. i like to shoot so many different kinds of things, and the more i learn about processing, i realize there will not be one particular way that i will always process my images. there are too many neat things that can be done for me to just pick one and stick with it.

but what i did realize as i tried to look over my work and figure out what my niche was, is that i do often add type—and i love it so much, that it's kind of become my thing. looking back, i have done this a lot more than i realized. {encouraged in the shutter sisters post to leave a comment with a link to a photo that sort of defines your style, i left this one.}

so... introducing my newest label—"something to say". i will label any of these kinds of posts as such. and like macro monday and bird watcher, i will have a button for these posts in my side column.

hey, this is fun—this getting organized with labels thing. now i get what the purpose of them is all about. {i'm such a blog nerd!}

9 comments:

Sara said...

looking at the picture and reading the words.."something to say" I could only think of one sound; that of wind blowing through fields and I think of that sound as whispers...
did that make any sense?

Claire said...

you are a gorgeous blog nerd and i love what you are doing!

your typography is what keeps me coming back for more and still more.

apriliniowa said...

I like this approach you use but tend to only like one font: Times New Roman. The smaller, the better. I'm a big fan of brevity most days. But I'm a blog nerd, too. ;)

ELK said...

i have found this to be so much fun as well G ~i am a letters/tpye person too!

if you send me the html or the photo I will put it on my blog roll page to link to you...

Kamana said...

hi just wanted to say i found your blog today and am loving your pictures.

Georgia B. said...

Sara, makes perfect sense. :)

thanks, ELK! that's sweet of you! i'll send you something, although i'm not quite sure how that will work.

Kamana, thank you for stopping by. your comment is very kind. i'm off to check out your blog now!

Georgia B. said...

Kamana, i have visited your blog and realized, yours is the kind that i am not able to comment on. for some reason, certain Blogger blogs {the ones that have the comments feature set up the way you do} i am not able to leave a comment on with this computer. i'm not sure why. i hope you are able to see me respond to you here, so that you know i went to visit and wanted to comment—especially on your water post. water calms me, too—very much. thank you for sharing those photos. {i would e-mail you, as well. but there is not information as to where to e-mail you.}
:(

Char said...

I love how you add words to certain photographs and how you process those. They are some of my very favorites. great idea to do a tag

beth said...

lucky you to have found your niche even if it's just a little bit of something...at least it's something you're proud of, that you noticed about youself and that you want to continue doing...

the shutter sisters post about all that was interesting and it left me going, huh ? CRAP !! I don't know who I am yet or what my style is...I'm going to keep looking though !!!