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Steve McCurry’s One-Minute Masterclass #7: How To Shoot In Stressful Situations

1 Jan

In the seventh lesson, Steve McCurry gives advice on how to react when taking pictures in stressful situations. If you like to see more images from Steve McCurry, you can click on the link to his blog at the bottom of the home page (under Blogroll).


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Steve McCurry’s One-Minute Masterclass #6: How To Fit In On The Street

31 Dec

In the sixth lesson, Steve McCurry explains how to fit in and capture the local flavor and colour you experience in a foreign country. If you like to see more images from Steve McCurry, you can click on the link to his blog at the bottom of the home page (under Blogroll).

 
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Steve McCurry’s One-Minute Masterclass #5: The Need To React Quickly

30 Dec

In the fifth lesson, Steve McCurry tells us how important it is to follow your heart and your gut when taking a picture rather than intellectualize the whole process. The best photographs are taken in an instant by those who follow their instincts. If you like to see more images from Steve McCurry, you can click on the link to his blog at the bottom of the home page (under Blogroll).

 
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Steve McCurry’s One-Minute Masterclass #4: Humour Goes A Long Way

29 Dec

In the fourth lesson, Steve McCurry shows us that humour can be a universal ice-breaker. He also advises against treating the locals of a foreign country as objects of curiosity and insists that we should treat them as fellow human beings. For more images from Steve McCurry, please click on the link to his blog at the bottom of the home page (under Blogroll).


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Steve McCurry’s One-Minute Masterclass #3: Be In The Moment

28 Dec

In the third lesson, Steve McCurry explains how important it is to be very observant and tuned in to your surroundings in order to get a good shot and stay out of trouble while traveling in a foreign country. You have to watch and wait for that perfect shot. If you like to see more images from Steve McCurry, you can click on the link to his blog at the bottom of the home page (under Blogroll).

 
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Steve McCurry’s One-Minute Masterclass #2: Pick An Unusual Vantage Point

27 Dec

In today’s lesson, Steve McCurry discusses the importance of picking a great vantage point before snapping a picture. If you like to see more images from Steve McCurry, you can click on the link to his blog at the bottom of the home page (under Blogroll).

 
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Steve McCurry’s One-Minute Masterclass #1: Don’t Forget To Say Hello

26 Dec

For the past two months now, Phaidon Press has been posting on their website these videos with famous photographer Steve McCurry giving advice on how to take a great picture (if you don’t know who McCurry is, he’s best known for his portrait “Afghan Girl”, the infamous National Geographic cover photograph on the June 1985 issue). I thought it would be a great idea to share these videos with all you aspiring photographers. In the first lesson, McCurry explains how to approach strangers when shooting in public or in a foreign country. If you like to see more images from Steve McCurry, you can click on the link to his blog at the bottom of the home page (under Blogroll).


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