Patience, curiosity, and a willingness to value and love our subjects more than the photographs themselves will, in the end, result in stronger portraits. This patience and care allows subjects to calm, to drop their walls, and make way for moments like the second frame above – unrushed, unplanned, and unrepeatable.
David duChemin, a world & humanitarian photographer, best-selling author, and international workshop leader. David uses his powers for good and not for evil.
I enjoy his wise words on photography and wandering the world. Tomorrow he's releasing another of his truly excellent books. This one: Forget Mugshots, 10 Steps to Better Portraits.