Unfortunately this is untrue, talent and vision alone won’t get the work done, they only take you half way to the journey of the creation which is another form of art by itself. It is the process that define (or redefine) our art, and it is as great as the masterpiece itself.
Photographers, like filmmakers (most filmmakers are also photographers) are dreamers. We imagine things and we have a vision. But the key to a successful work is the work behind it. We often get caught up between our imagination and reality, most unable to get out but give in, those who are smart come up with brilliant solutions to make the vision come to light. This is the real skill that every photographer (including filmmakers and pretty much everyone else) must be equipped with.
The team at Pixar, known for its penchant of overdoing things, started working on their latest feature ‘Up’ in 2005, Lou Romano provided us a glimpse on their creative process:
A challenge in film is conveying how something feels, not how it exists in reality. Research trips can be a blessing and a curse: the blessing in that visiting an actual place surpasses what you can get from video and photos alone, the curse in being too much a slave to the actual place. Imagination and feeling should dictate everything, not reality.
Stanley Kubrick, the director (a photojournalist by training) said: “Sometimes the truth of a thing is not so much in the think of it, as in the feel of it.” As tricky as it is, getting the right feel to your vision with the correct manner means joy to your art and self.