F8 and Be There

Today is just an photography tale. F8 and be there is a very famous analogy to describes that you need to be at interesting places to take interesting phots.

The story goes that when Joe McNally was young photographer at Life Magazine. One day he walked into the editor of Life magazine and asked the editor “How come my photos are not very interesting?” Editor answers was “Joe you have to put your lens in front of something interesting.”

And that was it. Joe on a career putting himself in front of interesting people and interesting places. If you don’t know anything about Joe McNally then do your research on the man. I have followed the same advise and have put myself in front of something interesting.


For the past 9 years since I started my photography hobby that was my goal was to travel. One goal of my was to travel 1000 places around the world before I die. Yes it has book written about it. Click here if you want to order a copy on Amazon.

Yes that’s where I got the idea of travel and my next photography adventures from. Anything in life that you want to do there’s probably a great chance that someone already did what you want to do and leave clues for you to follow. Hence my blog and Youtube Chanel to share my with you.

Next time when you pick up a camera are you “F8 and be there.”

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Published by Travis Chau

I'm a freelance makeup artist from Sydney, Australia. If you hang around creative people long enough you well get the bug to create as well. So now I am into photography, timelapse photography and maybe video/film later.

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