Every time we run across one of photographer John Free’s videos, we can’t help but be inspired, motivated and educated… all at the same time. The master photographer has a way of explaining fundamental concepts that we don’t often hear brought up.
In a few minutes, Free can have you picking up your camera and jetting out the door with your camera in hand and a new appreciation and understanding of your craft in mind. The video above is no exception. So sit up and listen up as Free explains the importance of getting ‘closer to yourself’ as a photographer, so that a crucial moment never slips past.
Photographer John Free‘s many years of experience as a professional in the industry have given him a deep reservoir of tips, tricks and advice from which to pull. In the past, we shared his inspirational no-BS video on shooting without tension and the importance of practice.
That video offered some all-around “how to get better” advice. But yesterday, he uploaded a new video in which he addresses a specific problem many photographers (himself included) face: getting too emotionally attached to your images. Read more…
LA-based documentary and street photographer John Free has been practicing and teaching street photography for over 30 years. He’s taught workshops in LA, New York, Paris and London, and his work has appeared in Newsweek, Smithsonian, US News and World Report and more.
In other words, he has many years worth of experience to offer (which is probably why he teaches workshops), and in the short YouTube video above he makes a little bit of his knowledge available for free. Read more…
Here’s an interesting video in which street photographer John Free shares a system he’s developed to take the confusion and guesswork out of practicing street photography, called “the five Fs”. He says that contrary to popular belief, it’s not about “seeing”:
It’s not the eyes. Anybody can see that has eyes to see. It’s what we feel and what we get out of the heart that matters. We have to convey a passion. We have to convey an understanding.
The five Fs are: finding, figuring, framing, focusing, and firing.