I was prepping for a trip to Palm Springs, when I coincidintally watched "Douglas Kirkland on Photography: A Photographer's Eye" on lynda.com. I couldn't believe my luck!
This short, 45-minute video follows Kirkland as he uses both a
SLR and compact digital camera around town and on a hike. He begins by commenting on various photos he's taken in the past
around the world. Afterwards, he starts photographing Palm
Springs all the while explaining his mindset, his equipment
choice, and technique.
I know he's a famous photographer, but I still couldn't
believe how good his images turned out (especially with the point-and-shoot camera!), considering how few
shots he was taking (maybe there's a little magic courtesy of
video editing). But it seemed like he would just look around
and know (instantaneously) what makes a good image. I hope I
can do that someday (instead of being a trigger-happy
shutterbug). It definitely gives me something to aspire to.