What Are We Waiting For?

When you photograph someone waiting patiently — or impatiently — you’re introducing an element of expectation into your photo. This means the shot is “open-ended,” or not complete in itself. It’s telling a story that will never be completed because no additional images exist to show us whether the subject’s expectation is ever met. I … Read more




Dealing With Shop Decor

For the candid photographer, shop decor is a ready-made backdrop –too good to ignore yet often out of bounds because stores prohibit photography on their premises. I can see their point of view. The interests and privacy of their customers must come first. However, I don’t like to admit defeat. Some photographers — Michael Huniewicz … Read more




Fleeting Images

The most admired photographs tend to be those that are carefully composed, nicely lit and technically perfect. However, I want to put in a plea for the “fleeting image” — the photo taken rapidly “on the fly” just as the subject (or the photographer) is moving out of range. Sometimes a subject comes out of … Read more