Never Underestimate the Importance of an Interesting Subject

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Sure, I teach composition and exposure and exposure on my workshops, as well as Lightroom and Photoshop.

But I also stress the importance of what's within the frame: the subject. Never underestimate the importance of an interesting subject.

Today is my first day here in Monterey Bay, CA as a guest instructor at the Summer Arts Program hosted by California State University. Thank you, big time, to Professor Mark Larson for the invite!

My fellow instructor John Sexon, an awesome photographer (and former Ansel Adams assistant) and I helped the students focus on capturing interesting subjects during a photo session on Weston's Wall. Here's one of my favorite images.

Tomorrow I give my program, Days in the Life of a Travel Photographer. Then the students and I go shoot. Can't wait.

I hope you can join me on a 2014 workshop. Good learning and good fun!

To learn more about lighting and composition, check out my on-line classes

Explore the light,