“If you’re out there shooting, things will happen for you. If your not out there, you’ll only hear about it.” ~ Jay Maisel
Time and time again Jay’s wisdom holds true. Many of my best photos are based in this credo.
As I age it sometimes is hard to keep up the pace of my younger days. My feet, ankles and knees start giving out. But, I still do the best I can to be a witness to life…and document it.
This was a one shot wonder. In the few blinks of an eye it was gone. You must always be ready…time waits for no one.
Even if one is not able to get out, photographs can still be made. I shot this from the TV. Some photogs even produce museum pieces from their TV!
I’m still waiting to get a TV shot into a collection!
The key is to be able to shoot without having to think…it must be second nature.
If you don’t have the basics down…shoot your TV screen. Although there comes a time when we all have to put priciples into practice.
Once you have the basics down and you get out there… things will happen for you!
Once you are at one with your cam…the world is your oyster!
I went out for 10 minutes to test a used camera at lunchtime…now this is in a few museums’ collections.
Same with these…I was just out and about taking a walk with my infrared flash and they were just sitting ducks for my trigger finger.
Photos from Piercing Darkness artists’ book of infrared flash photography.
“If you’re out there shooting, things will happen for you. If your not out there, you’ll only hear about it.”