The Art of Photography dot TV

In my down time, I generally like to watch two documentaries over and over again - Richard Avedon's Darkness and Light, and Henri Cartier Bresson's The Decisive Moment. I am not sure why I'm drawn to these two in particular, but they make me feel good. I like to listen to Richard Avedon talking about his highs and lows, prides and fears. Same thing applies to Henri Cartier Bresson, I like hearing him talk about his love of, and application of forms and geometry to his photography. "And if there is no picture, alright there is no picture." Cartier Bresson says in his documentary and sometimes this consoles me when I beat my head to the wall if I do not see a picture every where I look. This week, for a change, I was looking for more topics and videos to inspire me, and accidentally, I can across the videos of The Art of Photography podcasts, made by Ted Forbes. Forbes is a Dallas based photographer and a fine educator who talks from the heart. I enjoyed the time I spent viewing all the content available that he has out there. And you should too. You can find them on iTunes and on YouTube as well. He has very inspiring educational videos out that cover many topics and many concerns for photographers. I know I get lazy sometimes and get stuck editing and doing the business part of photography, I think all or most photographers do, and we forget about many other essential things and most importantly shooting. Ted Forbes inspired me again, or at least reminded me to go out, shoot more, experiment and learn.