Sunday, June 14, 2009

Tony Ray-Jones

At this juncture, when I've nearly settled the gear I'm going to be using, and am a couple of months away from finishing the MA and having more time, it's worth reminding oneself of Mr Ray-Jones' eleven notes to himself:

* BE MORE AGGRESSIVE
* GET MORE INVOLVED (TALK TO PEOPLE)
* STAY WITH THE SUBJECT MATTER (BE PATIENT)
* TAKE SIMPLER PICTURES
* SEE IF EVERYTHING IN BACKGROUND RELATES TO SUBJECT MATTER
* VARY COMPOSITIONS AND ANGLES MORE
* BE MORE AWARE OF COMPOSITION
* DON'T TAKE BORING PICTURES
* GET IN CLOSER (USE 50mm LENS {or LESS, hard to make out in notes})
* WATCH CAMERA SHAKE (shoot 250sec or above)
* DON'T SHOOT TOO MUCH
* NOT ALL AT EYE LEVEL