My Photography Lesson With John Free

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This summer I had the honor of getting a private photography lesson with John Free. John is one of the great living street photographers of our generation. Steeped in the tradition of Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Frank and W. Eugene Smith, Free takes the precedent set by these fine photographers and applies it to the modern world.

This is my lesson with John Free.

Felix Mendelssohn :: String Quartet No. 6 in F Minor, Op. 80
Ludwig van Beethoven :: String Quartet No. 6 in B Flat Major, Op. 18 No. 6
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart :: String Quartet No. 19 In C, K 465

Musopen String Quartet


  1. Brian Russell says

    You’ve done a great job with this episode Ted. I must watch it again (and perhaps again!). And he still shoots film; many other greats have turned to digital, including Don McCullen.

    Brilliant work (enhanced by beautiful string quartet music).

    Thank you Ted
    Brian Russell, Shropshire UK.

  2. Vic says

    Hi Ted

    I came across your show recently and subscribed right away. Great work! My question is about the John Free video which was fantastic. How does a stree phogorapher make money? Is it through book sale,s, stock agencies or through galleries, and how does one find an agent or gallery to represent them?


  3. António says

    Hi, Mr Ted!

    I’m in love with photography since 1980’s, but being just one more average photo dude, in the last years I’m searching to “learn how to really see”

    I watch “The Art of Photography” show for almost a year.
    I don´t wach all the videos… Not even Jesus were apreciated by everyone, lol
    But some, like this one, (the one I liked the most so far) I watched a few times. It even make me dig on Mr Jonh’s website as well.
    After I wached the “Behind the scenes- follow up” I decided to add my 2 cents, if I may…
    – Do more like this!!! (this is an Visual Art Education video 101-the photo lesson was just a bonus)
    – Add all diferent types of guys like these extremes: Sebastião Salgado and Zack Azarias :):)
    And last but not the least

    António, from Portugal

  4. says

    The lesson with John Free and the following behind the scenes video are, in my humble opinion, the best ones you have done so far. I understand that people want kit reviews and book reviews and you are right to do them but you cannot beat watching a great photographer doing his job and you caught him brilliantly. More please!