“In a world where one billion photos are taken each day, we suffer from photographic overload, a collective visual fatigue even among a vibrant array of venues and greater opportunities for sharing photos. The big challenge is to show people something they haven’t seen before, a new approach to an old issue or idea that won’t go away…”
…without story, a documentary is an empty vessel. Story is the point. And to quote myself, everything else is details.
Eric Maierson – MediaStorm (external link)
“I really think that… the place of independent film, (is) to be able to tell those stories that aren’t really captured in mainstream media.”
Travis Rummel – Filmmaker
@HurlbutVisuals – “It is also important as an artist to be selective, to not just do the first thing that comes in front of you. This is where the 50 year old rule is practiced. I have made this mistake a couple of times in my journey as a cinematographer and I will not do it again. You have to follow your heart and believe in your ability and the longevity of your career.”
“Live life on your own terms. Do it on a daily basis. Do it unapologetically. Do it with love.”
What is right? Simply put, it is any assignment in which the photographer has a significant spiritual stake…spiritually driven work constitutes the core of a photographer’s contribution to culture.
William Albert Allard , Photographic Essay (American Photographer Master Series) on the right photo assignment.
“…documentaries have become so important, …They are probably a better form of truth.”
“…documentaries have replaced newspapers as the media’s main source of investigative journalism.”
Shooting a series of stills for a magazine is so much different than shooting stills for a multimedia piece. Turning a feature story for print into a powerful web doc is almost impossible… if you ask me…
…Photojournalism has changed incredibly over the past decade and in many ways we have been bombed back to Year Zero. The thing is that most of us have been forced to reinvent ourselves as visual storytellers and for many (including me) this transition has not been easy.
If you’re going to get into the business of photojournalism, you need to know how to confidently record and manipulate sound…
– Brian Storm (@MediaStorm)
Don’t worry about being better than anybody you know personally or whose work you admire. Simply try to be better tomorrow than you were yesterday. You are not so much in competition with others as you are with yourself. Be your own toughest critic. Show only your best and develop your self-editing abilities so you know just what your best is.
William Albert Allard