Monday Missive — April 5, 2021

Quotes

I remember in the past, I would get my pictures back thinking they were going to be great. And they’re not that great because you have one idea in your brain but the camera saw it differently. The more experience you have, the more you can close that gap between what you see and what the camera sees.” — Steve McCurry

Good photography is a conversation; it sparks curiosity and questions.” — Susan Barnett

I just think it’s important to be direct and honest with people about why you’re photographing them and what you’re doing. After all, you are taking some of their soul.” — Mary Ellen Mark

Links
Photoessays/Bodies of Work
– Faces to remember
– John Sexton: Exploring light with polaroid film
– Tom Barnes: a hard life in Indonesia

Field/Studio
– Bird photography
– RAW vs JPG
– Minimalist tree photography
– How to stay safe from angry people when photographing Alan is a macro photographer but this also applies to street photography. If nothing else watch starting at 26:43 for the statistics on photographers being attacked.
– David DuChemin: Make me feel the motion

Miscellany
– The story behind the image
– How to read a photograph

Curtis Bay Hawser (composite image)

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