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Inspirational Talk

Embracing ChangeRay Massey - Embracing Change Ray Massey - Embracing Change Last night we went to a really fascinating talk put on by the AOP, Association Of Photographers, from Ray Massey, a photographer of many years. He has a huge body of work and he let us into his (extremely tidy!) studio to talk to us about his successful career.

What I found most inspiring was his problem solving ways of shooting. We are all guilty of falling into the trap of - "we'll do it in post". Don't get me wrong - photoshop is a brilliant tool and has made my life easier and there are some absolutely superb retouchers out there whose talent blows me away, so not knocking that in any way. I just think we may have forgotten how to find a solution to shoot something in real life. We were shown some of his work from, I believe, the 70s where think had to be suspended by wires, stuck with glue, multiple exposures, masks made, etc - genius.

It was also reassuring to hear that this takes time. We …