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Ten photography lessons learned from Henri Cartier-Bresson

posted by Jason Kottke   Sep 07, 2011

A few things you might learn about photography by following Henri Cartier-Bresson’s example.

4. Stick to one lens
Although Henri Cartier-Bresson shot with several different lenses while on-assignment working for Magnum, he would only shoot with a 50mm if he was shooting for himself. By being faithful to that lens for decades, the camera truly became “an extension of his eye”.

Update: That link is having some trouble so here’s the cached copy from Google.

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