ICONS - Few shots are more important to an assignment than that one object that represents the location and/or event. In this case an award ceremony.

A whisperer is someone who appears to have a psychic connection with something like in the movie The Horse Whisperer. In reality, a whisperer is anybody who is extremely well trained in the physical and psychological nature of their subject. Plus, a whisperer must possess true understanding, pure empathy and a keen intuition.

People shots are much more compelling if they are less staged and show action.

I have taught many non-professional photographers with varying degrees of talent a kind of photo whisperer technique. I’ve put some highlights in my recent IABC CWBulletin column, Visually Speaking.

Shhhhh - whisper this info to a colleague that needs photo help.