Q&A Online with Four of Kingston’s ‘Icons of Photography’

Kingston Technology recently announced it has posted questions submitted by visitors from around the world to its ‘Icons of Photography’ microsite as part of its Ask the Icon interactive feature. Four renowned photographers–Harry Benson, Colin Finlay, Gerd Ludwig and Peter Read Miller answered a variety of questions about photography technique, what equipment they use, and what inspires them.


The Kingston Icons of Photography microsite. Visitors are encouraged to submit questions and images through the “Ask the Icon” and “Critique My Image” sections (circled in red above).

“The ‘Icons of Photography’ program is a great outlet for the exchange of thoughts and ideas between photographers,” said Colin Finlay. “Speaking on behalf of myself and other Kingston Icons, this program gives us the freedom and flexibility to interact with other photographers simply for the love of photography,” added Finlay. After reading Finlay’s comments about the fact that, if he were not a photographer, he would like to be a triage doctor “saving fragile lives caught on the edge,” was very moving.


The “Critique my Image” interface on the website.

I highly recommend taking a look into the archives, which can be found on the lower right section of the site. In June, Kingston will publish selected images submitted by visitors, along with individual critiques from the Icons of those images, and there is a very intuitive interface that allows you to do that. By the way, the images across the bottom by the four featured Kingston Icons are fantastic. Hover over the thumbnail on the right side to see more. To see much larger images, just click on any image, and you can then choose the yellow forward and back arrows to scroll through the large images.

The Icons of Photography microsite can be found here: www.kingston.com/iop.