Magnum Photographers' Advice to Aspiring Photographers
I recently read an article about 35 magnum photographers' advice to aspiring photographers, which got me into some deep thinking of my own photography journey.
I remembered a few years back, after my 2-year photo journey from global travels, I ventured into professional portrait photography (with a long background in management consulting - yes I know, what a transition!). I tried almost anything, from weddings, events, corporate head shots, newborns, seniors (high schoolers), to studio fashion and pets.
I soon realized that I wouldn't want to do fashion as I didn't like posing. Ironically for many years in early twenties all I wanted to do was a fashion designer!
I also learned that my passion in photography was deep rooted in observing the beauty and simplicity in human or mother nature. It was the random connection, whether discovered at the moment of my click, or later on my computer screen, that fascinated me.
There are situations I clicked several pictures at the same spot - oftentimes, I found the best one was either the first or the last, more often than not, still the first. The more spontaneous the moment, the better my pictures turn out to be. Maybe that's the heart of my hearts! And that's why I enjoyed photographing children, and nature!