Saturday, August 7, 2010


Let me start with a disclaimer that I do not, generally speaking, endorse this kind of photography. In certain instances, I find it veers recklessly towards sentimentalism. But, if done right, it has definite merits and can be pleasantly startling. (The little girl holding the red balloon at the end of the movie Schindler's List uses it without being gratuitous, I think.)

So, for the current contest at Midwest Photo Exchange, I tried my hand at it. Go see the entries here and tell me what you think! What are the most successful examples you can see?


Jane Grant Tougas said...

Do you mean sentimentalism as in "cute" or "precious"?

Rita Finn said...

Exactly - anything that manipulates your emotions enough to prevent you from judging a picture on it's true artistic merits.

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