Saturday, March 12, 2011

D.C.Photographer Tips

Like many papers used to do, Friday’s Washington Post includes a Weekend tabloid section with articles about the cultural going’s on around the area.  With a number of photography exhibits happening this month, they produced a nice article with input from three shooters who give their tips ‘for taking photographs you want to keep’.  The on-line version of the piece can be found here [I hope you can access it without some silly password issue].
While ‘The Concert Photographer’ – Josh Sisk and ‘The Jet-setting Portraitist’ – Joshua Cogan show some fine work and have very valid tips, I was drawn to the subjects and work of Mark Parascandola
He likes to shoot structures and ruins.  As the text notes, his images are “all lines and geometry, the photos never feature people”.   He and I have that preference in common.  Buildings don’t blink or move.  They are most cooperative subjects.  However, as my shot of the National Gallery of Art below demonstrates, it still helps to be there at the right time so the light works for you.
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. 2007


At 6:56 PM, Blogger Jack said...

Great lines. Great geometry. Great timing. Great God, great shot!

At 12:02 PM, Blogger Ted Ringger said...

Thanks. You were always a fan of geometric form. There will be more on that later.

At 7:04 PM, Blogger Dave said...

Not only is the light good, but the people are perfect! :)


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