I Couldn’t Believe How Simple His Leica Was

- - Blog News

Over the years he had simplified the technical part of photography to suit his unobtrusive shooting style and still create a technically perfect photograph. For instance, he judged the light by eye, although he carried a small light meter in his pants pocket. Since he mostly shot in shaded areas he set his F stop at 5.6 or 8 and shutter speed at 1/60th to 1/125th of a second, so he could quickly pay attention to his subject matter. He made it clear that, “technique is not so important to me, but people and their activities are”. He said, “Think about the photograph before and after, but not during. The secret is to take your time but also to be very quick”.

via ISHU PATEL | MY TIME WITH HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON.

There Are 2 Comments On This Article.

  1. A. Noninoni

    It does make you wonder what cameras the iconic photographers might be shooting if they were active today.