Words of Wisdom – AF Theriault and Son

Daily Image - 15 March 2012 - Words of Wisdom - AF Theriault and Son

I was accused recently of not taking enough pictures of people… and it’s true. Then again, a lot of nature and landscape photographers shy away from people in their shots. Taking a good picture of someone is surprisingly difficult. Getting the light just right and a good facial expression is tricky. I stand in awe of wedding photographers. Personally there’s not enough money on the planet to convince me to shoot a wedding… and then there’s getting permission, always a good idea if the image is going to be shown to the public.

At any rate, to please my friend and ease my conscience, here’s Words of Wisdom… to old hands in a powerful yard tender, guiding a very large fishing vessel off the stocks after a major refit at AF Theriault & Son in Meteghan River, Digby County, Nova Scotia..

Sony A-900 – Tamron 70 – 200mm f2.8 – ISO 200 – 200mm – f9.5 – 1/350.

About gerrycurry

Gerry Curry was educated at Toronto’s Humber College of Applied Arts and Technology, where he received a diploma in Fine Arts - Photography. Gerry is a certified Apple Computer Systems Engineer by profession and as an independent consultant has worked with the graphic arts and pre-press industry, both in south-western Ontario and Nova Scotia, Canada, for over 26 years. He has been at the forefront of digital imaging from its inception. Gerry teaches primary computer systems maintenance, advanced colour calibration and colour management courses for graphic design, digital fine art and photography students as well as professionals. For several years, in the 80's he was an annual guest lecturer on user-based computer maintenance at the Rochester Institute of Technology - College of Imaging Arts and Sciences. Gerry now lives on the southwestern tip of Nova Scotia, close to Yarmouth, where he shares 30 acres close to the sea with his wife Nancy and their English and Welsh Springer Spaniels. Gerry enjoys tinkering with computers, working his dogs, flyfishing, writing and of course, photography.
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2 Responses to Words of Wisdom – AF Theriault and Son

  1. Gregory Jamieson says:

    I agree with you on shooting people. My Daughter in Law is very good at shooting people. However I do like to study faces, in fact, I don’t mind going to the malls in Halifax and sit on a bench to study faces. I would like to photograph faces but the hassle of getting permission etc. is just not worth it. I used to take pictures of people with the intent of telling a story, A picture of a child in an abandoned old house once won me a camera from MacLeans Magazine. So I understand your reluctance to take people pictures. By the way, another excellent picture.

  2. I agree about people, I just don’t find it interesting enough unless is some major part of the world like Africa in some tribe that I would love to photograph. Yet you can get some cool stuff out their. I love to photograph fashion and that has to do with models but then its also very artistic and fun. I know of a challenge this girl did to break being shy and meeting people. She did a photo challenge on walking everyday in town and going up to people and explain what she was doing and if they would let her photograph theme, she said it was an amazing experience and along the way meet some amazing/great people that didn’t mind. She also said that it made her feel much more comfortable in photographing people and being so shy…..

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