I was flying back from New Brunswick this past Thursday, and on the Saint John-Toronto leg I was seated next to a gentleman who turned out to be a professional photographer / videographer. He had his video equipment in the overhead bin, next to my camera. We started talking about photography and he showed me quite a few of his photographs. He was very nice and gave me some tips on photography, accessories and post-processing.
A few things that really resonated with me:
- When you take photographs, you're telling a story.
- The story is more important than the technical details.
- Always think how a shot could be improved.
It was a really good conversation and really inspired me to try to take better photographs.
PS - The airplane above is an Antonov AN-124-100, shot in Winnipeg on June 19. The AN-124 is the second-largest operating cargo aircraft in the world (after the AN-225). I have no idea why it was in Winnipeg.