I alluded to a documentary about photography earlier in the week. It was actually Ovation TV’s Closeup: Photographers At Work.
Even in this short selection of outtakes from the documentary you get a sense of the different approaches and philosophies taken by this selection of photographers. For some people it’s about creating a connection with your subject, for others it’s technical aspects, for others it’s about making your subject (the portrait sitter) comfortable. And at the end of this video you see a handful of amateur photographers who talk about their motivations for taking photographs. “It’s like one moment in time.”