Saturday, May 24, 2008

Forget all Photography Rules

Are you the type of photographer who always follow the rules, make every picture thinking on composition and in the end you're always complaining that you could do better next time?

Well my friend let me tell you forget all that and simply shoot what you like and have in mind.

Have an idea? Shoot it!, Have a thought? Shoot! Have nothing in mind? Shoot, Shoot!!

To give you a thought about this matter I introduce you to Magnum photographer Bruce Gilden on the following videos and maybe that will give you a different perspective and approach on how to you can shoot interesting photos.

Remember Rules were meant to be Broken!!!

And if you are FAN of the Off Camera flash (Strobist)? Then you got to the see the video :)

Next an interview with Bruce Gilden explaining his "Vision".

More about Bruce Gilden and Street Photography? Check out the following links:

Bruce Gilden | Magnum Photos
More information | WNYC Street Shots Challenge, Flickr group


Anonymous said...

"She smiled" - "that's even worse."
Funny that you can get away with taking pictures of people in that fashion. Well - mostly I have to admit that I'd not have the courage to do so ;)

af at genevainformation dot ch

Anonymous said...

How many times he has beaten-up bij people who don't want a picture taken??
He is a nice men, mayby that's helpfull.....

Sam said...

I would not go out in the street and make pictures like this (though I think it is so direct, you can get away with it - it happens just way too close and too fast, so people will be too shocked to react until you are gone).

But I am to fotograf a (kindof) bachelor party next month, and for that this kind of shooting will be great!