photography tips

Happy New Year! May the Picture gods smile upon us all in 2015

Photo-Journalism Begins with Henri Cartier-Bresson's street photography in the 1930's
Photo-Journalism Begins
with Henri Cartier-Bresson’s street photography in the 1930’s

Life offers the moments and we seize them with a camera. Recognition of those moments isn’t made with a camera, but with the eye, heart and mind.

1. Keep your camera close-by,

2. Study the light and composition.

3. Take a lot of pictures to increase your chances of capturing that magic moment.

I once spoke with a National Geographic Photographer who shot between 800 and 1200 photos a day and only sent 30 or so to her editor. They sometimes only selected 5 or 6.

Money isn’t much of an issue with digital photography since you can shoot 1000’s of pictures for the cost of a memory card.

When none of your pictures are any good in a day, don’t despair. “The first 10,000 pictures are the worst” said Bresson. Tomorrow is another day. Enjoy the journey.