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Jaclyn Le

Jaclyn Le



Fine art portrait photographer, nomadic adventure-seeker, avid flea-market treasure hunter, and consumer of historical fiction. California native, raised in Texas, lived in Germany for 3 1/2 years, and now residing in San Francisco. Can often be found intimidating others with my 5'0” stature.

Published July 6th, 2011

As my friends know, I've only had my first DSLR since March (3 1/2 months ago), and it's become a sort of extra appendage that never leaves my side. Ever since learning from Henrik how to use his DSLR 1 year ago and borrowing it while traveling through Thailand, Sweden, and the States, it's become a favorite pasttime.

This is just a list of things I've learned in the past 3 months:

- Your camera is a tool not a precious object. Use it as such. Wisdom from designer Philipp Hoffmann.

- When shooting a space, don't wait for the pedestrians to leave the frame of the shot--they can make the shot. Wisdom from fashion photographer Toni Torres when I was trying to take a photo in the Barcelona train station and was waiting for the pedestrians to get out of the way of my shot. I didn't really apply this until I spent time in London, where pedestrians make up the city.:)

- Don't be afraid of shooting strangers. Watching photojournalist Josh Jones shoot pedestrians so candidly and confid ...

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