Eliot Porter saw the beauty, colors in nature and shared it in his photography. When Porter started in the field of nature photography Ansel Adams was photographing vast and beautiful vistas in black and white; Porter began photographing nature in black and white.
Then he tried to sell bird pictures to a publisher; the publisher pointed out that people like to see the colorful plumage. Porter realized that colors, textures of nature and wildlife would sell his work. He began to develop his own style to eventually become one of the most famous color, nature photographers with pictures were published in books, calendars, posters, etc.
In his own words and images, and a video about his life’s work of:
A Colorful Nature, Words and Work of Eliot Porter
Every photograph that is made whether by one who considers himself a professional, or by the tourist who points his snapshot camera and pushes a button, is a response to the exterior world, to something perceived outside himself by the person who operates the camera. – Eliot Porter
You learn to see by practice. It’s just like playing tennis, you get better the more you play. The more you look around at things, the more you see. The more you photograph, the more you realize what can be photographed and what can’t be photographed. You just have to keep doing it. – Eliot Porter
Sometimes you can tell a large story with a tiny subject. – Eliot Porter
Colores, Documentary of Eliot Porter
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