Archive for May 6, 2009

A Familiar Question

Posted in Uncategorized on May 6, 2009 by stevemccurry

People often ask me what makes a good picture.  What makes the good picture stand out from the average?

Here is one answer:
If we look at the photographers whose work we admire,  we see that they’ve found a particular place, theme, or subject, dug deep into it, and carved out something that’s become special.  That takes a lot of time and a lot of work; it’s not for everyone.  A great photograph really needs to say something about a person or give some insight into their life or how their life is different than yours and mine.  A good picture makes us curious and makes us want to know more.


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