SNAPS FROM MY FATHER
Mary Aarons says she hears her dad’s voice every time she takes a photograph. Here are some of the tips running through her head.
1 Never shoot upward. “That equals double chins and odd shadows!”
2 Take the time to frame it right. “Don’t make folks standing in front of the Eiffel Tower (or any other landmark) look tiny. Bring them forward so that you have them framed correctly and your landmark will look spectacular in the background. Tiny people and tiny landmark equal a crappy shot.”
3 Tell a story. “My dad and I used to look at art together, and he would point out the talent the best artists had for presenting a scene. He was doing with a camera what the great masters did with a paintbrush.”
4 Add colour. “My dad always had a pop of red in his pictures—he actually carried around a red silk square leftover from the lining of a bespoke blazer for this purpose.”