Be Human First

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by scott0487, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. scott0487

    scott0487 Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 10, 2012
    Steamboat Springs, CO
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    From a regular section of the NYT in discussing one of the photos highlighted:

    This photo has taught me patience is key and that it is better to be a human first, rather than going in and trying to take photos of someone. I think Gordon Parks was very down-to-earth and very understanding of situations people were in. He was able to relate and was really good at being a human first and letting people understand what he was doing rather than trying to take the best photo.

    Not a bad philosophy for many things in life.
  2. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
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    Thanks for the link. I admit, I'm not a big fan of sticking a camera in someone's face just because it's legal to do so. OTOH, telephoto sniper-ing also has it's ethical concerns. This has lead me to take most of my pictures of cows and flowers.
  3. daimos

    daimos Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 23, 2010
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    i didn`t know my default setting is non-human.