Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Steve McCurry Masterclass Videos

Steve McCurry launched a new book this summer with Phaidon, Steve McCurry: The Iconic Photographs Limited Edition.¬† It’s great, the images are huge and beautiful, and it comes with a print.¬† It’s a little expensive, but really incredible.


At the Phaidon website he is also doing a series of 1-minute masterclasses, which I think are excellent resources for any aspiring photographer. ¬†I feel like it’s the advice I would have wanted and imagine I would give now.


And if you haven’t had a chance, check out his blog.¬† He is one of the photographers who was at the very core of my inspiration when I started The Sartorialist.


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  1. BDouglasART

    November 9, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    Digging todays posts! Could be wrong but I think the McCurry blog hyperlink is missing and “h” in the http:/. Love your work

  2. franca maisha

    November 9, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    love. pure inspiration to me!

  3. Becky B

    November 9, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    Hey Scott,

    The link to Steve McCurry’s blog is broken. I think you need an “h” before the whole address. It came up as “ttp://” in my browser.

    Thanks for this post–his work is amazing.

  4. Martine

    November 9, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    WEll, Steve McCurry is world class. I imagine his advice is too. Of course I don’t know anything about photography, but I remember seeing some of his stuff. War photography, but I can’t think of what war. Just that it was in Afghanistan, which doesn’t much narrow it down. It was a very impressive exhibition. I still remember it exactly.

  5. Victoria

    November 9, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    Hello Scott!
    I read your awesome blog through the livejournal platform already for 2 years. And some weeks ago I noticed that something is wrong… I don’t see your posts! Tryed to fix the RSS once more, but without success, there is no more option to read through the livejournal!
    What’s up?

  6. MstrdavidPOP

    November 9, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    happiness, color and photography go together like abc….

  7. Johnny

    November 9, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    The book is amazing a little bit expensive but totally worth the price!

  8. Hope

    November 9, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    Steve McCurry is one of my favorite photographers …
    Thank you so much for posting this Scott!

  9. Chad Saville

    November 9, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    The MasterClass is great. Thanks.

  10. vasilieva

    November 9, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    wow, this photo is unbelievable, loving the energy, the emotion, everything

  11. J Umm

    November 9, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    Aren’t they just so precious!?

  12. Ana G

    November 9, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    His talent is amazing. The life and emotions can be touch when we see his pictures.

  13. marie

    November 9, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    NEVER cared about, for nor wanted children ’til I saw this photo… so innocent and pure delight

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  16. Martine

    November 9, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    The first thing that catches my eye is the gun replica. Which is kind of starling because of the monk like robes the kids wear. Not exactly childhood in all its glorious innocence to my mind. But they are as cute as kittens. At least its PROBABLY a gun replica. Given the dangerous places McCurry photographs, I am not a hundred percent sure.

  17. Bambi

    November 9, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    Kids and Flip Flops, the perfect mix.
    Pure inspirational.

    Have a look to my blog, isn’t bout me, it’s bout people that are worth to know

  18. Elisa

    November 9, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    Scott, thanks for sharing such an amazing set of videos and breathtaking book. You have a generous spirit. Steve McCurry is an incredible talent and inspiration as are you. Cheers.

  19. canvasofculture

    November 9, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    beautiful picture. quite the dynamic shot!

  20. h

    November 9, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    thanks for sharing this resource!! his photos are stunning.

  21. Suzy

    November 10, 2011 at 12:35 am

    WOW, thankyou so much for the link. Steve’s photos brought tears to my eyes. What an amazing person/photographer to aspire to.

  22. naomi

    November 10, 2011 at 2:14 am

    Thanks for sharing the masterclass info… I remember you once talking about how you wanted your book dimensions modeled after his ‘Portriats’ book. Happy to have both great books in my collection.

  23. Minty

    November 10, 2011 at 2:47 am

    LOVE THIS PHOTO! Those kids are way cute!

    x Minty

  24. Marimorena

    November 10, 2011 at 3:11 am

    I’ll check the masterclasses to get inspiration! Thank you!

  25. selina

    November 10, 2011 at 3:43 am

    he is an amazing photographer!

    love, selina

  26. Girl with camera

    November 10, 2011 at 4:11 am

    Thank you so much for sharing this information.
    It’s always interesting and helpful to learn more about the tips of great photographers and get some advices.
    Might help me to improve my work…

  27. Charlotte

    November 10, 2011 at 6:26 am

    This photo is amazing!

  28. clara Turbay

    November 10, 2011 at 6:27 am

    Children can teach us a lot just in one picture!

  29. Asier

    November 10, 2011 at 7:43 am

    Nice post, as a photographer, I think steve is one of the best social phorographer in the world, hope to be like him one day!!, cheers

  30. Bridgette

    November 10, 2011 at 10:25 am

    Love the smiles and colors in this photo. Beautiful imagery.But is that little guy really holding a gun?!

  31. Patricia

    November 10, 2011 at 11:02 am

    Thank you for sharing the exquisite photos of Steve McCurry. They were so beautiful… some heartbreaking, others made me laugh out loud… and I loved the text that went along with them. When you see photographs of such depth, you realize how much you have to be grateful for in this life. Thanks again!

  32. Jolly Joe

    November 10, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    How cool, sir! Hard to watch the videos at work without setting off alarm bells, but definitely during my lunch hour over at Starbuck’s bandwidth.

  33. Noreen

    November 10, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    Thank you very much for posting! I’m a teacher, and had never heard of him, but the videos are useful to all photographers. The blog is spectacular (his AND yours). I can see how he would inspire you.

  34. Bernadette

    November 11, 2011 at 1:37 am

    Dear Scott, thanks so much for the heads up Steve McCurry’s site. I took a look, some truly wonderful shots and the one of the smiling (Indian, I think) woman on the swing with the cows … SO VERY BEAUTIFUL. I will definitely be checking Steve’s site regularly from now now. B.

  35. Frankie

    November 11, 2011 at 9:21 am

    Yes, Mr Schulman. Steve McCurry’s work is very inspiring and perceptive, a window into places we normally would not see. It makes me want to be a better photographer.

  36. Reza

    November 12, 2011 at 2:24 am

    hmmmm… it’s a nice one! great pict…

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    November 29, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    I like this”He is one of the photographers who was at the very core of my inspiration when I started The Sartorialist.

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