How to Take Better Pictures with Every Click
Listen to part of AYP Show’s interview on NPR KAZU about how to take better pictures.
While people are walking around without the camera, what should they look for? What makes a picture?
(Continued from AYP Show’s recent interview with Doug McKnight of NPR KAZU. Listen to full interview here.)
MS: I think it’s based on what excites you. What triggers some emotional response in you. But if doesn’t start here with you, it’s probably not going to transmit to your viewer. So my rule of thumb is I’m looking, but I’m looking carefully. There’s a difference between, like for instance being a tourist in Paris walking around ‘oh this is beautiful. That’s beautiful’. That’s not really the zone you want to be in as a photographer. I gave the example in the handbook of photographing the Eiffel Tower. The trick there is there are 10 million photographs of the Eiffel Tower. How do I get one that’s not like a postcard that everyone has already seen?
DM: Why is that? Most people I know want to take a photograph that looks like a postcard.
MS: True. But I think a pro, you want to have your own stamp on it because you know if it’s been shot like that before there’s really nothing unique about it.
DM: You even suggest initially people walk without a camera?
MS: I do that all the time. You know, the thing is, a camera limits your vision. Generally if you are using an iPhone or this camera here is square and you are looking through something. If you walk around and look around without the camera, you might see something you wouldn’t have seen otherwise.
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