Conclusion and farewell
Yup, action out.
The old fashioned word action.
Yeah. (laughing) We want to disrupt your thought that was all. Action now.
Okay. There's a funny kind of thing you sometimes you know CNN put it up and say just because we have somebody on our show, they're not necessarily expressing the opinions of CNN. Now you've kind of sat through this video. It's actually with me it's the opposite. You're actually truly getting my opinions. Now my opinions don't have to be your opinions. But maybe if you've listened carefully to everything, you might pick up one or two things that I've learned and it took me 40 years to really learn all of these things you know. So I was trying to be as helpful as possible. The thing that you've heard me say again, and again, and again, is preparation, thought, concept. Those things make your picture, unless you're a genius, unless you're Mozart. These things, preparation is gigantic help. Really the camera, the lighting, these...
things are of course important. If your lights don't work, your camera doesn't work. But you want to really just get that out of the way as quickly as possible. You should always be aware of those elements. But get to the concept. Start thinking artistically. Start thinking about how you use your personality as part of what's in your case. You bring your personality to the shooting. And just involve yourself with art. Photography is an artistic pursuit. Great photography really is an artistic pursuit. Immerse yourself whenever possible in books, museums, galleries. Don't just look at photography books but look at art books. Look at what's amazing about modern painters, like a Francis Bacon or a Picasso. Or an impressionist, or even go back to Leonardo da Vinci, Rafael, Michelangelo, different you know, all the way back. I even find cave paintings kind of fascinating. You really have to work very very hard. But if you truly want to be a photographer, and you're passionate about it, your passions should absolutely carry you through. It's upwards and onwards you know? As somebody said in Toy Story. Definitely, I would say if there's one thing, even beyond concept it's preparation. So I want to thank you for sitting through all of that. I also thank the crew that helped me put this together. They were fantastic. Most of all I wish you really really good luck with your careers. That's important. (electronic music)