How to Shoot: Part 3: What Are You Trying to Capture?

In order to photograph in a meaningful way, you have to be photographing your world. — Nicholas Vreeland Before you can make a photograph, you first have to see something. As Joel Meyerowitz mentions in the first video, some photographers go out with an idea in mind. The problem with that is that if you…

How to Shoot: Part 2 — It’s Not Always Beautiful

Documentary photography, especially news or war photography, isn’t for everybody. It’s certainly not for the squeamish. There’s the obvious — danger, death, etc., but there’s also the simple matter of having to photograph people who don’t want to be photographed. Even more important, quite often it’s to the photographer to show us things that we…