David Geffin interviews celebrity photographer Emily Shur on her career and style.
Emily: I think every photographer could benefit from learning about the fundamentals of photography – how a camera works, how to make your images look the way you want them to look, what changes in camera do for one’s picture, and so on. It doesn’t have to be a formal education per se, but I do think it’s important for photographers to understand their choices and how they impact their images.
Fstoppers: How do you think you cultivated your particular vision or point of view that you bring to your work, and can you describe what this vision or aesthetic is and how it spans across different genres?
Emily: I would describe my aesthetic as classic. I’m most interested in what I consider to be the fundamentals of photography – composition, light, and feeling or emotion. My vision hasn’t changed drastically over time…I’ve just learned how to articulate it better.
The point of view is consistent throughout all of my work. I compose a landscape the same way I compose a portrait. I look at the whole frame and try to figure out what conveys what I want to say the best.
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