Thursday, May 24, 2007

05/24/07: "Two Snaps Up!!"

I listened to an interview recently with the famous celebrity wedding photographer Joe Buissink. Joe spoke about recognizing perfect instances for taking pictures where he'll just snap his fingers if he sees something that looks like it would make a great photograph. That's a cool way to train yourself to recognize opportunities to take amazing pictures -- too often a photographer is at an event and they are waiting and waiting and waiting for the perfect set-up...and they miss those great spontaneous image capturing opportunities. I've been known to be out for walks or hikes with friends or family and I'll point out great light and what kind of great image could be made at that instant.

So if you want to get better at training your eyes (and your shutter finger and quick dial thumb) to capture superb candid images...just start snapping your fingers when you see something or someone that would make a cool shot. Even if you aren't carrying a camera with you at the moment (who would think of such a thing????), you'll get better at quickly reacting during those times when you do have your camera ready to fire away!

Keep it real :)
~Dan

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3 Comments:

Blogger Holritz Photography said...

Joe is the king of the moment! Great idea!

We love looking for light too, especially in movies! Amber will even make the shutter sound with her mouth when she sees a moment she likes.

Fun, fun, fun!

6:46 PM, May 27, 2007  
Blogger Bart the Gaul said...

Hi Dan - this post happened to tie in nicely with the topic that I have been writing about on my blog over the past few weeks (only uploaded today, though), so I have linked to this page - hope that's Ok with you?

Here's the post with the link: photo.bart-the-gaul.com/2007/06/seeing-with-sadi.html

Cheers,
Bart

3:05 PM, June 11, 2007  
Blogger canadiangreywolf said...

Hi Dan
Just found your site recently and always looking to improve my picture taking skills. Thank you

Kevin

1:21 PM, July 12, 2007  

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