Artistic Calculus

Avoiding calculus wasn’t too hard. Thanks to being identified as a “low capability” student when I entered high school, swerving hard classes became a hobby of mine that I perfected. Unlike a lot of people, I did encounter calculus outside of the classroom in real life. When training for my pilot’s license, I was presented with a circular slide rule called an E6-B. My regret for the missed education was in in full force.

I’ve learned to never apply that to any photographic opportunity.

Will I ever get hired to photograph a flower arrangement? Probably not, though that would be a great gig.

When I happened upon these flowers in my dining room, I felt the need to capture them with my camera.

In the few frames that I shot, it was a focus test, depth of field proof of concept, and simply a moment of artistic pleasure.

Anyone can understand that kind of calculus.

About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.

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