This incredible year-long project by the 70 photojournalism students of Rochester Institute of Technology plays to the depths of photography in light, movement, emotion, and connection — Ideas laid out in short photographic bursts that create tangible emotions for the viewer to experience alongside the subjects in the photographs. In under two minutes we see nearly 100 stories, each on the screen for a second or less.
These images tell stories, and they do it in such a fleeting moment. Did you care how sharp or in focus they were? This leads me back to something we, as photographers, always have to come to terms with. Whether shooting weddings, concerts, landscapes, or a small family session, the moments are what matter.
We are constantly bombarded with amazing new gear, cutting-edge techniques, pixel peeping, test charts, and the overall race to create better photographs every time we shoot, but what we many times fail to remember is that we are supposed to be capturing the beauty of life in photos that will last forever — an emotion framed in a photograph. From the second you see a finished image to twenty years from now, that photo should make you, or a client, feel something. Sharpness is overrated, the moments matter.