It was my pleasure to drop in at Vincent Laforet’s studio for our next episode of Advancing Your Photography to talk with him about his approach to photography. He’ll provide you with photography techniques and tips for both amateurs and professionals alike. For six years, Vince was a photojournalist for the New York Times, where he worked on the team that won the Pulitzer Prize for its 9/11 coverage. As a photojournalist, Vince often had to choose a single image that most accurately captured the essence of an event, this really caused him to prefect his craft in a huge way.
He gives simple but powerful advice, for example, to put your camera down, walk around, and ask yourself a series of questions, such as “what really is special about this place?” Learning about the history of a photo shoot location or finding the best time of day for shadows and lighting is just as important for creating a great photo composition. When looking through the lens, a photographer needs to make sure that a photo will elicit emotions and thoughts.
Come along with us as we take an inside look at Vince’s world of Photography. Also be sure to subscribeto say up to date on our shows