Marc Weinberg: Thoughts on looking for subjects to photograph

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Hummer of a Dog

By Marc Weinberg

When I'm asked "what's the best camera or what is a good camera"? My reply is always the same...."The one you have with you!"

That's why I couldn't resist this shot. Like many others of mine it's reason to have a camera with me 'even if it's my phone'. Most newer phones take great picture these days.

When I see something that catches my eye, my mind races to select a caption which confirms what piqued my interest.

My thought process from there is to follow my inspiration..... and ask, "where's the light and where's the action? I then move to position myself in the most favorable position.

This is followed by checking the background for unwanted objects and figuring out how to eliminate them if they distract one's eye from the subject. If the background supports the image, great.

For sure then I don't want to shoot too tight and crop then out. This isn't always possible, but 'background always matters' is a phrase I remind myself all the time.

Getting the shot no matter what is most important, because if I wait, the moment will be gone. If the scene is changing, like the dog moving it's head, I take several shots and select what I like best later. That's the advantage of digital.


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