Re: Re: Lesson 2: Inspiration

Duncan Rawlinson

Thanks for writing up your message for lesson 2.

I enjoyed reading about what you think about photography.

There isn’t really much I can “critique” here so I will just tell you what I think.

Many people start their photographic journey using photography as a form of reminiscence, or memories. Then as time goes on they improve their skills until it becomes an artform and a full blown creative and expressive outlet for them.

You also mentioned that photography can help improve connections with others. I know that whenever I spend time with family and we look at photos together we feel closer so I totally agree.

Photographs are a snapshot in time and they are indeed timeless. This is arguably one of my favorite aspects of photography. The fact that I can click a button and stop time!

Do you still have those photos you took as a kid?
Post them up in the “share a photo” section of this site!

One thing that I think you should look into is finding inspiration from other photographers. In that regard here is a list of photographers you can research to learn more:

Ansel Adams
Edward Weston
Henri Cartier-Bresson
Eugene Atget
Richard Avedon
Robert Frank
Walker Evans
William Eggleston
Garry Winogrand
Alfred Stieglitz
Lee Friedlander
Andre Kertesz
Paul Strand
Edward Steichen
Stephen Shore
Dorothea Lange
Lewis W. Hine
Andreas Feininger
Robert Capa
Man Ray
Helmut Newton
Robert Doisneau
Alexander Rodchenko
Julia Margaret Cameron
Gordon Parks
Ara Guler
August Sander
Alvin Baltrop
Michael K. Brown
Andreas Gursky
Sebastiao Salgado
David Bailey
Ryan Mcginley
Jan Saudek
Hiroshi Sugimoto
Willy Ronis
Albert Renger-Patzsch
Eadweard James Muybridge
Mathew Brady
Dan Winters

Thanks for this!

I look forward to your future submissions!