Frederick Van Johnson interviews Olympus Visionary photographer David H. Wells. This is a wonderful interview and well worth the time. I really enjoyed that the interview was never about gear and 100% about photography. Never forget, while cameras and tech is fun there will always be new cameras and photo gizmos. Photographic skills and knowledge transcends all gear and will pay you back with a lifetime of better photos.
What I practice is this -
- I put knowledge and training first – I get it online, in books, in person and I shoot-shoot-shoot
- When I do get gear I put the majority of money into optics and support gear – Good glass will hold its value while cameras change often. I make sure to get good support gear such as tripods, reflectors, high-grade filters and light stands
- Keep my eyes and ears on the street – always looking for new trends to experiment with but I keep the focus of my portfolio to a singular subject matter; Portraits
- Sharing of knowledge – don’t hide out. Share with others my accomplishments and failures. Doing so we learn together and grow as a community.
- Have fun – while photography is a business for me first I still make sure to have fun with it. It’s the joy of photography that gets me through the hard times and its the joy of shooting that the community brings that inspires me most.
- Give thanks – I want to thank you for sharing with me and inspiring me. It’s you, the SCBP reader and supporter that keeps this site going. Small Camera Big Picture would not be where it is today if it were not for you. THANK YOU!