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7 tips to taking documentary photographs

7 tips to taking documentary photographs

Documentary photographs can tell a story in way that no other genre of shooting can. It tells the story of real life and, to me, there is no better story.

nan Goldin professed that photography was a stand in for memory, she unabashedly photographing drag queens, drug addicts, and night time lurkers that made up her circle of friends

nan Goldin professed that photography was a stand in for memory, she unabashedly photographing drag queens, drug addicts, and night time lurkers that made up her circle of friends

"Tiny" in her Halloween Costume, 1983. Mary Ellen Mark    Also see the film.  Streetwise (1984)

"Tiny" in her Halloween Costume, 1983. Mary Ellen Mark Also see the film. Streetwise (1984)

The Watters family, candid lifestyle photography of home and daily life on theshalomimaginative.com .

The Watters family, candid lifestyle photography of home and daily life on theshalomimaginative.com .

"Where Children Sleep" by James Mollison - Top to bottom: China, New York, Senegal, Tokyo

"Where Children Sleep" by James Mollison - Top to bottom: China, New York, Senegal, Tokyo

Dorothea Lange (1895-1965)

Dorothea Lange: Drawing Beauty Out Of Desolation

Photographer Elliott Erwitt "is an advertising and documentary photographer known for his black and white candid shots of ironic and absurd situations within everyday settings— a master of Henri Cartier-Bresson's "decisive moment"."

Photographer Elliott Erwitt "is an advertising and documentary photographer known for his black and white candid shots of ironic and absurd situations within everyday settings— a master of Henri Cartier-Bresson's "decisive moment"."

by Martin Parr  Interested in Art? Check out the artist Leo Alexander Scott ....  http://leoalexanderscott.mackaycreatives.com.au

by Martin Parr Interested in Art? Check out the artist Leo Alexander Scott .... http://leoalexanderscott.mackaycreatives.com.au

#Documentary photographer, Tina Leto is coming to #DMAF20 from Chicago! Welcome, Tina! For more information, click to visit her Artist Page on our website! #GoWhereItTakesYou #Photography #Art #DesMoines

#Documentary photographer, Tina Leto is coming to #DMAF20 from Chicago! Welcome, Tina! For more information, click to visit her Artist Page on our website! #GoWhereItTakesYou #Photography #Art #DesMoines