A weeklong workshop with Jay Maisel was an experience I will long treasure. Throughout the week myself and 15 other students delved into why we shoot ~ how we shoot. With notes from "The Monster" we listened and learned….
One camera ~ one lens
We talked about taking full responsibility for everything in our frame.
Encouraged to walk slowly and make "our own" images.
Give a climax otherwise we will have wallpaper
Laden Inhibitions ~ things frequently seen are less noticed
Creativity is a meandering road….
Have a reason for making the photograph
Everybody brackets ~ take your camera everywhere with you. I don't want to see you without it.
Inclusion does not make a better picture ~ exclusion does.
You must take control of each of these two things
Putting in time is mandatory.
One of my favorite quotes from the week "Most people do not listen with the intent to understand;
they listen with the intent to reply."
It is well known that Jay's reputation is one of a man who is "tough". And that he is ~ but more importantly he is sincere, open and honest.
Interesting people make interesting pictures. This guy is all over interesting.
Thank you! It's going to be a pleasure having you over my shoulder