The strongest way of seeing: Huntington Witherill’s shares his composition secrets


posted Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 1:00 PM EDT


Photographer Huntington Witherill studied with Ansel Adams and has had a distinguished career spanning over 45 years. Recently, he met with Marc Silber to discuss composition. For Witherill, a good composition is one that shows the scene not only for what it is, but also as something else. He recalls a Minor White quote, "Photographing things for what they are, and for what else they are." This idea is critical to Witherill's photographic process.

As you can see in the video below, clouds are important to Witherill's work. While he says there's no real secret to it, he does check satellite maps while he's traveling and he's not afraid to head well off the beaten path to get into stormy areas. For more excellent tips, watch the video below.

To see more Huntington Witherill's work, visit his website. To see more videos with Marc Silber, check out his site and YouTube channel.

(Seen via PDN