spencer brown


As we continue to celebrate National Photography Month, we’re sharing tips on how to best capture culture in your photos by interviewing San Francisco-based photographer Spencer Brown. His work is both within the editorial and the fine arts world, and incorporates unscripted expression and dynamic composition while exploring decisive moments. He shares, “The majority of my contract work is editorial, created to illustrate stories in media. Sometimes it’s documentary, but more often than not I’m involved in molding the final image through the placement of my subjects and the lighting. My fine art photography is all about composition and form and less about directing.”  We asked Spencer to give us his personal tips on how to photograph culture, using his photos of Nepal as an example. 1. Live It, Even If It’s for a Single Day One the first steps in photographing culture is to immerse yourself in the environment that you are photographing. “To capture…