I don’t think it is a question of genius, but practice. If you do something again and again and again you will get good at it and acquire skills you are not even aware of.
Yes. Those willing to put the time and practice into their craft and their art and its application, the way HCB did, can produce great work.
Originally Posted by Newt_on_Swings
Dont forget luck, you need lots of that too!
Above and below are the answers.
Originally Posted by John Koehrer
And film, Lots of film.
Yep, too many people get stingy about film. The reality of its cost is a double edged sword. It provides both the incentive to use it well, because the supply/our budgets are limited, and the fear of loss, of wasting it.
Mark Barendt, Beaverton, OR
"We do not see things the way they are. We see things the way we are." Anaïs Nin
Bresson used three focal lengths. 28, 35 & 90mm. Just grab one and shoot. And, do not dismiss the convenience of a high quality wide to medium zoom (28-90,etc). My most published snaps were made with my Vivitar Series 1 28-90 glass.