Sunday, March 1, 2009

Simplicity in Photography

"I only carry one camera—a Canon EOS 5D or Canon EOS-1D Mark II—along with a wide-angle and telephoto zoom. I leave a spare in the hotel. On foreign news assignments, the days can be long and exhausting. I decided years ago that I’d rather carry less equipment, and possibly miss a picture, than injure my back or be too tired to finish. At the end of each day, I edit my work down to about 10 or 20 pictures and transmit to the newspaper. No matter where I am, I find a way either via satellite phone or the Internet. I’ve always tried to stay current when a new piece of technology is introduced. The last thing I want is to be in a difficult situation and unable to send my pictures. If your editors know they can count on you, they’re more likely to send you. I also try to make contributions to the news story if there isn’t a reporter on hand."

One more lesson from photography that you can use when programming!

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