When you look at the work of famous photographers, it’s easy to get discouraged. Their stuff is so good!
But at some point, they were like you and me, starting out or honing their skills. It was through lots of learning and practice, over many years, that they became great.
The Good News Is…
You and I, we’re actually in a pretty good position. Because we get to learn from their efforts, and pick up more quickly the techniques and insights it took them years, or even decades, to discover.
Introducing: Lessons from Photography Masters
To help you pick up those insights and techniques faster, we’re introducing a new series called “Lessons from Photography Masters”. We’ll share with you lessons – big and small – that you can learn from the work of great photographers.
The Idea Behind the Lessons
Photography would get pretty boring if we all shot the same thing in the same style. So we want the lessons to expand the way you think about and practice your kind of photography.
It’s through seeing perspectives different from our own that we learn, challenge our thinking, and get inspired. Your perspective adds something unique to the mix, and we don’t want you to abandon that!
A Lesson From the Past (oooOOoo)
We’ll kick things off soon (so stay tuned!). For now, check out this post from the archives about the lessons you can learn from street photographer/woman of mystery, Vivian Maier:
We Want Your Suggestions!
Whose work do you want to see lesson-ified? We’re totally open to suggestions, so let us know in the comments section below!
Images in this post, and cover photo, by Vivian Maier, copyright under Maloof Collection, Ltd. and via http://vivianmaier.blogspot.com/