Steve Mark Photography: Blog en-us (C) Steve Mark Photography (Steve Mark Photography) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:25:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:25:00 GMT Steve Mark Photography: Blog 110 120 Focus....Or Scratch Me A Winner! We talk a lot about focus in photography. Is this in focus? Do I want it to be sharp or a tad soft? Am I mentally focused on the task at hand? Am I paying attention to the entire frame? The Great Henry Cartier- Bresson, while working for the prestigious Magnum Photography as an editor & contributing shooter, used to critique everyone's negatives, contact sheets & images by looking at them upside down, sideways, &  at every angle in between! If the frame was shot a microsecond too soon or too late it was discarded. It had to be compositionally precise.

This image was taken along a side street which enters downtown Boston. There's a tiny convenience store that sells a tremendous amount of Mass State Lottery Tickets. I saw these 2 chaps ensconced in their dream to win the Big One! I was literally 3 feet in front of them, taking my time & setting up for many shots that went unnoticed by my subjects. All 3 of us were so focused at what we were doing that no one noticed each other! It's all about Focus. :- )

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