Learn from the best!
At the New Jersey Camera Show hosted by Unique Photo, I had the opportunity to hear an inspiring seminar by National Geographic Photographer and Pulitzer Prize winner Jay Dickman. His images were nothing short of incredible! He spoke of his career which took him on a journey from the hot Savannah to the freezing Antarctic!
During his presentation, Jay Dickman said, "painters create their world, photographers use what they have." Photographers don't have the option to go fishing for items to add to their creation. Sure there are props for posed sessions but just out in nature, props just don't exist.
Use your world to influence your work. If you have passion behind the creation of your photos, it will provoke a response from your audience without a doubt!
If you're anything like me, you love getting inspiration and incites from masters of your craft. Here are 10 lessons we can take from photography experts.
1. “Working in an ethical matter more than anything” - James Estrin
2. “Every story has a teaching experience” - Kathy Moran
3. “Humility” - Jose Benito Ruiz
4. ”Hard work is more important than talent, the ability to generate ideas is more important than the eye” - Bob Krist
5. “The most important tools are the mind and soul” - Gerd Ludwig
6. “Never stop looking, no matter where you are, everywhere there are good photographs” - Art Wolfe
7. ”To learn that happiness is what brings success, and not the other” - Ami Vitale
8. “Everyone has something to contribute” - Elizabeth Krist
9. “We should not bring anything in life that presets ideas or stereotypes” - Tino Soriano
10. And last, but not least, I’d say: ¨Never stop dreaming!¨ - Kike Calvo