Famed photographer Jay Maisel takes Scott Kelby on a walking tour of his favorite places to shoot in New York City. Join Jay and Scott as they walk the bustling streets of the Big Apple – talking about theory, technique, and the art of finding photographs among the faces and architecture they find along the way.
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Scott Kelby welcomes viewers and explains what the overall concept of this course is.
When Jay goes out for walks around his neighborhood in New York, his camera is always with him. He uses minimal equipment so that he is always ready if a shot presents itself.
Remember to walk slowly and pay attention to the intimate exchanges between people.
There is always more than one way to do it. Be open to whatever is happening in front of the camera.
Because the subway is a tight, restricted space, it is somewhat like Russian Roulette when it comes to what a photographer can find in front of the camera.
Jay and Scott stroll around Time Square and discuss model releases and approaching subjects.
Sit down, relax, things will happen in front of the camera if you just let them.
A piece of advice is to always be doing a 360 degree radar sweep around you, looking for that next great picture.
You can make wonderful things with reflections, according to Jay.
On their way to this large landmark, Jay and Scott discuss the best light for shooting in the city.
Sometimes is takes a smooth talker to convince someone who does not want to be shot to allow for a picture.
While taking a break for lunch, Jay runs through a list of common mistakes he sees as a photography teacher.
Jay talks about what kinds of work inspires him and how he defines a real picture.
Jay asks the waitress to sit down and join them for a impromptu shoot
Jay gives Scott a tour of his studio and tells some stories behind some of his displayed photographs.
There are 3 rules that Jay tries to keep in mind every time he goes out to shoot. He shares them, and other observations, with Scott.
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Photographer Jay Maisel's career spans 40 years. His name has become synonymous with vibrant color photography that uses light and gesture to create countless unforgettable images for advertising, editorial, and…