TWiT Photo Ep. 25 with Steve Simon

  In his decades-long career as a photojournalist then documentary photographer, Steve Simon has traversed the world, using his camera and passionate spirit to work on projects that bring about social change. His evocative portraits, such as his work on AIDS in Africa, have the ability to transport you into that exact moment, place, where you immediately get a sense of the raw emotions surrounding the circumstances of the shot. It was a great honor to have Steve as our TWiT Photo guest this week – where he doled out invaluable anecdotes on becoming a passionate photographer and always seizing opportunities for the perfect shot. Don't miss Steve at the launch of his book, The Passionate Photographer, at B&H on Oct. 26 in New York. Here’s Steve’s top three tips during the show:

"Do the compositional dance and move in closer."

"Boldly find your camera position."

"Find a project or theme and dig deeper, an inch wide, mile deep."

Find out more by watching the video here or on iTunes. Next week's guest: Fashion and glamour photographer Frank Doorhof.

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  1. I’m surprised you folks don’t separate the exposure from the shutter. Here’s a link to a Flickr D90 group posting of mine that explains the exact process ( I know this can be done with Canon cameras.