Creativity · Photography · Practice · Vision

Finding A Something More

Funny how some normal-looking photographs

offer the potential of being something more.

My daughter sent me a long-distance snapshot

of my grand-son playing with his dad.  

I can’t get enough pictures of my little guy, 

exploring his new world with a toddler’s beautiful curiosity.



Something about this image attracted me.

I take another look and let my subconscious see it, too.  

(It helps to relax or fuzz the eyes so you are not focusing on detail.)

If I get a ‘alerting’ feeling about it:

almost like an antenna picking up a signal,

it means my eyes are noticing a new pattern or a new image there;

seeing the potential of a new composition

deep in the center of the photograph.



Like all beautiful things,

it has been there all the time.

I would love to hear if this technique has worked for you,

and about the brave new photographs you have found

deep within your own images.


Dorothy Perry is a Chicago portrait photographer specializing in custom family portraits, modern headshots, & personal branding for women and executives.

 Contact her studio for commissioned work here.

2 thoughts on “Finding A Something More

  1. I’ll have to give that a try!It’s funny because just the other day I was thinking about how I need to get back to that place that allows me to see the wonder in otherwise mundane things, both for the good of my photography and also for my overall happiness.

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    1. Remembering to ‘stop, breathe, and blur’ is better than stopping to smell the roses for really seeing surprising things in your world. Looking forward to seeing its effect on your photography.

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