Posts Tagged ‘Robert Capa’

Getting Closer to the JEA Digital Photography Workshop

“If your photographs are not good enough, you are not close enough.” – Robert Capa (1913-1954)


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I am this guy, Bryan Farley. If you are looking for the Thursday workshop, please find us in Yerba Buena 3, Lower B2 Level

Getting closer is a useful skill, and as we “get closer” to the 2013 Spring National High School Journalism Convention, I have been contemplating Capa’s quote and the meaning of “getting closer.” On the first day of the convention, I will teach an all-day photography workshop where we will practice getting closer literallytechnically and metaphorically.

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The 7th Annual National Walk for Epilepsy begins on Sunday April 20, 2013 at the National Mall near the Washington Monument.

Sometimes getting closer is simple and we wait for the subject (or convention) to get closer.  Other times we must adjust. We can change equipment or change our personal perspective. We can research a subject and become closer to the people we photograph.… Read the rest