In a digital world, we rarely have to wait. Our pictures are available instantly after we take them. There’s little time for anticipation or surprise.
But long exposures take time.
The slow shutter speeds required for long exposures often translate moving elements within a frame into beautiful patterns of unpredictable blur. Water takes on an ethereal quality. Car lights turn in…Read On…
The one big thing that stuck with me from the days of film was to trust my intuition.
There were no review screens.
I had to try a little harder, particularly in the genres of street and action photography where much was out of my control.
Did I get it?
The moment, the focus, the composition–so many elements to a successful image and if I missed any of them the image woul…Read On…
Regardless of the subject matter you’re passionate about, another common thread linking great master photographers together is their ability to communicate their own unique personal vision to viewers of their photographs. (more…)
A wise man I met in Japan more than 20 years ago described his process of problem solving. He said that when you are trying to come up with a solution to a problem and you’ve racked your brain and thought out all possibilities but still come up empty…stop. (more…)
Interview by Larry Frolick for Raw View #8, a magazine on contemporary documentary photography.
You oppose two archetypes in this photo of the Democratic Convention. Rebel vs. Hero. The seem weary—are we getting tired of the old masculine roles?
SS. In the United States people are choosing sides, putting on the label and staying in the pen they’ve chosen. I noticed how similar the…Read On…