In documenting citylife, remember the energies and impact of the invisible people. The ones outside the frame interacting with the subject, the on-looker and then yourself – the photographer. – Jonas Hellsén, inspired by Ansel Adams
You might think that product-photography is easy because you can turn, tilt, flip and light the things exactly as you want. But then you soon realize that the product has no emotions, no feelings and won’t move, bend or smile even if you ask politely.
Think of instructions in photography like a recipe for food. Do you steal when you cook from a cook-book? Of course not. Then you are not stealing when you learn from professional photographers either. It is up to you to lay your own table.
Great pictures from landscapes and nature carry the feelings and emotions of the photographer. Let them into to your images. If you don’t do it, your image will be a dull piece that no one wants to look at.
Stage-photography is exactly as exciting, nerve-wrecking, hilarious, wonderful, scary and beautiful, as what the performer feels when he or she enters the stage. You are totally at the mercy of this flow, and you can never be sure of the outcome.
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