Like Chapnick’s wise and salient words in the previous post (link), we can learn from the classic photo essayists from the past. Many of the early photo stories in Life took a formulary approach. In the early days of the magazine, stories were often told chronologically, scripted and storyboarded. Photographers were given the formula and a laundry list of shots to take.
The bluepri…Read On…
Here is a brainstorming exercise for story/project ideas: (more…)
When I think back to the initial spark that ignited my passion for photography and all things photographic, it takes me to my childhood—and to a specific moment when I was eleven years old. Outside my suburban Montreal apartment building, my two best friends, Andre and Roger, were devouring a Direct Film catalog (a Canadian retail film processing company) with geeky excitement. I quic…Read On…
“Passion is in all great searches and is necessary to all creative endeavors”.
-W. Eugene Smith
The most rewarding part of the photographic process often comes when you find a project or theme you feel passionate about. By finding meaning and purpose in your picture-taking process, you will learn about yourself while elevating your personal photographic vision. Liberate yourself…Read On…