John Williams: A photography legend

This is a photo I took of flowers on the campus of Stony Brook University after getting instructions from John Williams, a Pulitzer Prize-winner who works at Newsday.

Before this week, photography was not interesting or appealing to me at all. That all changed when John Williams came to the Greene Institute and taught us how to handle a camera and take professional photos. He taught us about ISO, shutter speed and f-stop. He showed us his own photos, which were really interesting. I was especially interested in the ones about baseball because I love the game.

Williams really opened my eyes about photo journalism and has completely changed my mind about photography. When he sent us out for practice, I was partnered with Matt and Yash, who I feel have been friends for a long time, even though we have just met.

Learning about photography from Williams was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Maybe if I become a journalist, photography can be one of my main interests.

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