YOUR IMAGES TODAY CAN INFLUENCE THE WORLD OF TODAY AND TOMORROW AND TELL YOUR STORY IN A WAY THAT NO ONE ELSE CAN
You are the one that freezes a unique moment in time. You are the one that chose, composed, exposed, and perhaps post processed after the fact with the knowledge you have amassed on how to do so.
Always remember that the camera and lens are no more than a means to and end. You are the artist who has spent your time to not only understand the tools you use but have taken the time to learn what works to produce your art. You have amassed a great deal of knowledge by reading, practicing, experimenting and attending workshops, field trips and classes. You continue learning something new every day. That knowledge is what separates you from the snap shooters. Go create. Even better go create everyday!
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(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING)
GILKEY: “It’s not just reporting. It’s not just taking pictures. It’s – do those products, do the visuals, do the stories, do they change somebody’s mind enough to take action? So if we’re doing our part, you know, it gets people to do their part, hopefully.”
A person led me to the quote you see above made by David Gilkey. Those words alone define the man. He was killed in Afghanistan while doing everything in his power to bring you and I the truth as it happened.
Photo Journalists like David Gilkey in my opinion represent sadly a short list of real professional news people who want to bring you the true story about everything in the world and put themselves in harms way or insert themselves into the stories they are bringing us, heart and soul about everything.
What had started this conversation was how the media today with organizations like CNN, FOX, and pretty much all of them no longer report the news, but attempt to create the news by putting their own biased spins in total disregard of the real facts of the story. This is what our American media has become and they are a disgrace.
Mr. Gilkey was a journalist and photo journalist for NPR where to the best of my knowledge the truth is told no matter what.
Make Images Every Day Of Anything And Everything That Catches Your Eyes – Always Have Your Camera At The Ready – Photography is about you and how you see the world – Let the world see what you see
Why are you still carrying heavy loads of photography gear? Is it not time to become a minimalist? Have you thought about mirrorless cameras and lenses? How’s your back? How’s your shoulders? And how about those knees, are they okay? Take good care of YOUR body with a lighter CAMERA🙂