Join Steve Simon for an in-depth discussion in this video Reviewing the details and people of Coney Island, part of Shooting a Photo Essay: Coney Island.
- Hey, everybody.…Well, we're going to look at the last critique here.…And to tell the story, you need a little bit of time…to sort of combine all the elements…and shoot all the elements.…And because things ended a little early the day before,…we went back a second time to finish off the story.…The more time you spend, the better the story you can tell.…So this time, I wanted to come back…and I wanted to photograph some details.…Food is a big part, I want to get some food action,…some signs; and then the people.…I wanted to concentrate, got some shots of people,…but I wanted to get more to sort of really fill it out…so I can tell a good story at the end.…
So as far as food is concerned, these fountains, I thought,…were very visual.…It doesn't have to be literal,…you don't have to show the whole thing.…In fact, it's arguably more interesting…when you go in close and you just sort of focus on details…and it becomes kind of a graphic image.…For me, I think it's an interesting shot.…You're not even sure what it is, but you can sort of get…
- Getting the lay of the land
- Shooting action shots
- Photographing rides
- Photographing food and people
- Reviewing the images from Coney Island