Category: take better photos


I ran across a quote today that emphasizes something I value in my own photography. The late war photographer, Robert Capa, said, “If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough”.

This small precept could completely renovate many of the non-inviting, dull photographs out there. A close and personal face shot is much more valuable than picking some speck out of the crowd. Not only that, but even if a telephoto lens is used to bring a far subject in close, the lack of depth in the photo still somehow communicates a lack of closeness.


A friend and fellow photo experimenter, just bought a Nikon D40, which is a serious upgrade from my loaner all-manal Vivitar. He and I were already sending e-mails back and forth with photos and comments on each other’s photos. So, since I was already writing far too much for an e-mail, we decided to just move that information here to benefit all.