Today, October 16, memory maker Kingston will start featuring award-winning photojournalist Harry Benson as this monthâ€™s Icon of Photography.
Benson discusses his experience working for major newspapers and magazines and how he shoots his captivating photos on the Kingston Icon of Photography website.
The series showcases the work of top professionals in photography and at the same time shares their expertise and experiences. Kingston said the company spotlights a different Icon each month together with their tips, techniques and an online gallery of images. Icons share anecdotes and advice for taking better pictures, and cover topics ranging from lighting and backgrounds to color profiling and making the most of equipment.
A tip Benson shares with his audience is about awareness and attention to a photographerâ€™s surroundings even when heâ€™s not holding a camera. â€œTake the time to look around and understand what is going on,â€ he says. â€œPhotojournalists have a unique way of seeing the world. This is what makes us different.â€
Another one is about creating rapport with the photographic subject. â€œDigital has allowed me to get closer to my subject, to build a rapport by showing them an image on the back of the camera.â€ He adds though that â€œsharing what youâ€™re doing with your subject can build rapport, but it can also hinder momentum.â€