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51 Things Photography Has Taught Me

On Lightstalking  Jason D. Little has a list of 51 (I know why 51) things he has learned about photography, here are the first 10

  1. Don’t think about taking the photo, just take it.
  2. Learn the rules. Understand the rules. Break the rules.
  3. Spend more time taking photos than money acquiring new gear with which to take those photos.
  4. You will never know it all; be open to the wisdom and experiences of others.
  5. Print your photos — your favorites, at least. And print them big.
  6. Get it right in camera rather than trying to compensate for poor technique in post. But…
  7. Don’t be ashamed to use post-processing. All photos are “processed” in one way or another.
  8. Challenge yourself. Step out of your comfort zone.
  9. Be your own worst critic.
  10. Technical perfection is often overrated.
  11. see the other 41 here

On another note here are some pictures by Jay Maisel

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rather good don’t you think

Jay Maisel

From the archives of Faded + Blurred a Spotlight on Jay Maisel

He recently turned 80 years old and has more than 55 years of professional shooting under his belt. Jay Maisel is recognized as one of the top natural-light photographers in the world. Having lived in New York his entire life, the city is in his blood and he has used the wonderful backdrop of Manhattan to become a master of street photography. When you look at one of Jay Maisel’s photographs you don’t just see a subject and a background. Each photograph is a mini-masterclass in composition and how to capture the subtle nuances of light playing against shadow.

“You see shape, and how the light hits things, how the color changes from one end of the photo to the other, and how movement affects the mood of the photo.” -Jay Maisel ...READ INTERVIEW HERE

 

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JayMaisel-200See more here on Faded + Blurred