If you’re looking for a source of inspiration you’ll love what the guys and gals over at Masters of Photography have assembled. Whether you want to find out about ‘The Decisive Moment’ from Henri Cartier-Bresson, or have wondered how Martin Hartley captures stunning images from his Polar expeditions, the Masters of Photography has your back. After the break learn more about how you can watch more than a dozen inspiring videos that feature some of the greatest photographers of our time for free.
If you’ve ever found yourself in a rut and have needed external stimulation to get your creative juices flowing again, you’ll know just how powerful videos can be. Listening to other photographers talk about their passion for the art, seeing the work they have captured, and hearing their motivations and stories behind the images is incredibly inspiring and motivational.
The treasure trove of free videos at the Masters of Photography website is there to help you through such times. Even if you aren’t in a creative drought, learning about the art from some of the best photographers in the world will do nothing but inspire you. Whether you like street, landscape, travel, documentary, or portrait photography, you’ll find something in the vault that will put a smile on your face and a fire in your heart.
I was immediately drawn to the Martin Hartley interview where he talked about his expeditions to the polar regions. Just hearing Martin detail the massive undertaking of the trip, the -40 degree weather, the constant golden hour lighting conditions, and how he allotted himself only five to six shots per day to conserve film is breathtaking. Even now with digital DSLR’s, hearing about the struggles to keep the gear working, and listening about what he has to go through to get one shot is incredible.
There are of course stunning images to see too. It makes me realize that what I think of as ‘bad weather’ is nothing at all. I’m inspired to go and shoot out in the elements more after watching this.
You’ll also find an interview Henri Cartier-Bresson. His interview and the images shared are both wonderful to hear and see. The master of the decisive moment talks about just how powerful a person with a camera can be, and just how much influence you can have over people because of the camera in your hand.
In Henri’s words, “life happens once.” You have to be ready to capture the moment. Watch the video below and to learn more about the decisive moment and what it meant to Henri Cartier-Bresson. Check out the video below.
There are more than a dozen videos from the likes of Adam Hinton, Harry Gruyaert, Philip Lee Harvey, and many world greats for you to watch.
Make a cup or coffee, grab some popcorn, plop yourself down in a comfortable chair, and head to The Masters of Photography so that your ears and eyes can take in the sights, sounds, and words of wisdom from some of the most creative photographic minds. It will be time well-spent.