July 12, 2011 Peter

Photo Tip: Perspective

This is one of the poignant shots that I took while in haiti in 2010. The question I have for you is, “who’s behind bars?”  Am I photographing these children while I’m free on the outside or am I the one who’s locked up with a camera in hand? Every photograph tells some kind of story from someone’s perspective. Some perspectives are easier to tell and it is the job of the photographer to communicate a perspective effectively.

Learning to photograph a perspective doesn’t start when you peer through your camera. You learn by looking around you and paying attention to people’s personality and demeanor. Remember your camera is only a tool to capture what you see. The real work is in your mind.

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