Dull Photography or Compelling Photography?

Stephen Agnew Adventure, Photography Leave a Comment

Every photographer has their own photography philosophy, and just as long as your photography philosophy lines up with your photography style then I think you’re good. This post kinda touches on my photography philosophy, which is best summarized as: Don’t fear taking risks. When I’m out shooting candid photographs of folks in their daily lives and I hear someone attempt to pressure me with “You should ask for permission before photographing people”, I see that suggestion the same way that I see “Half-Caff” coffee: Dull and uninspiring. And that’s a personal choice—to photograph safely or to photograph with risk, you …

Part 1 | Total Eclipse of the Heart | How I Shot The 2017 Great American Eclipse

Stephen Agnew Adventure, How-To, Photography Leave a Comment

“The best laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men often get laid asunder.” ~ Robert Burns Full disclosure: I didn’t know that a total solar eclipse was going to happen. I kinda feel pretty silly admitting that, but alas ’tis true. My friend Howard made a passing comment about “the eclipse next year”, to which I thought to myself “What the what?” And thus my adventure began. You see, up until late 2016 I mainly tracked tornadoes and Milky Way visibilities to shoot, along with humans in candid mode in my international travels. But an eclipse? I thought you needed thousands …