Before You Whip Out Your Camera – “Take a moment to smell the roses” – This is a good read from Digital Photography School –
II have long been an advocate of checking out where you are going to shoot pictures. Getting the lay of the land and the interaction of the local population no matter where you are can lead to better images.
Now of course when it comes to certain types of photography such as sports and street a lot is also dependent upon spontaneity but just knowing where you can be do get the great shot is important in these fast-moving moments.
I have spent so much time teaching and judging photography over my many years and I have been privileged to meet and admire a great many photographer’s images. There have been times that a photographer has crossed my path and there was just something that made his or her work stand out above all the others.
I have never met Ms. Lurie but recently had the good fortune to view her personal website and her Smugmug websites and I was truly taken by the quality and the diversity of her images.
In way too many cases, even though a photographer may have incredible images it is important to note that all of the images are of the same type subjects. It may be landscape It may be wildlife or street photography, macro photography and so on but it all of the same genres.
What impressed me with Ms. Lurie is how diverse her work is, spanning the full spectrum of subject matter. Beyond that, her compositions and the ability to tell a story with her images only adds to the experience of viewing her work.