I'm Looking for the Best Photo Advice - From You!

Cool shot in Hot 'Lanta.
(Update: Thank you all for posting your comments here. Many other comments were posted on facebook and twitter. If you guys post a comment here, it's easier for other to read/learn/enjoy all in once place. Thank you again!)

Hi All,

I am looking for some advice - the best photo advice that you ever received.

But wait, I am not asking you to share a technical tip. Rather, I am asking you to share, here on the blog (rather than on facebook or twitter), non-technical advice - a photo philosophy that will help others.

Before I share with you the best photo advice I ever received, here's the best advice I received when it comes to playing guitar. It's not a technical tip, as you will read. I share it to give you an idea of a philosophy, rather than a tech tip.

The advice: Every blues guitar player wants to be able to play solo - laying down basic chords while filling in with lead. Like a one-man-band.

That advice helped me tremendously. This concept helped me think, and of course play, differently.

And here is the best advice I received for playing the piano: It's not the notes you play, it's the space between the notes that are important. Again, it was the concept that helped tremendously.

Massai kids, Kenya
Okay, here is the best photo advice I received: The camera looks both ways; in picturing the subject, you are also picturing a part of yourself. That concept made me realized something very, very important about making pictures - that we are mirrors, and that our pictures are a reflection of ourselves - and of our personalities.

Left: Old Havana, Cuba. Right, Lake Powell, AZ.
Take a look at these pictures, and you'll gain some insight into my personality. Take a look at your pictures, on your blog and web site, and know that others will gain some insight into your personality.

So my friends, post your best advice here on my blog in the Comments sections. I am sure others will enjoy and learn from that advice. Me, too!

Explore the light,