Harry Benson Debuts Today as Kingston Icon of Photography

Harry Benson

Today, October 16, memory maker Kingston will start featuring award-winning photojournalist Harry Benson as this month’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 photographer’s surroundings even when he’s not holding a camera. “Take the time to look around and understand what is going on,” he says. “Photojournalists have a unique way of seeing the world. This is what makes us different.”

Another one is about creating rapport with the photographic subject. “Digital has allowed me to get closer to my subject, to build a rapport by showing them an image on the back of the camera.” He adds though that “sharing what you’re doing with your subject can build rapport, but it can also hinder momentum.”

[Via: PhotographyBlog.com]

Published by Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.