31 May, 2009

What makes a good picture?

Steve McCurry answers:

If we look at the photographers whose work we admire, we see that they’ve found a particular place, theme, or subject, dug deep into it, and carved out something that’s become special. That takes a lot of time and a lot of work; it’s not for everyone. A great photograph really needs to say something about a person or give some insight into their life or how their life is different than yours and mine. A good picture makes us curious and makes us want to know more.

Some more sage advice from Steve: ‘If you want to be a photographer, first leave home.’

Well, that will be accomplished soon enough ;-)

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