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Steve McCurry's One-Minute Masterclass #10

Legendary photographer's advice for happy snappers and shutterbugs: #10 'What to do if things go wrong'

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As Christmas approaches it's time for our tenth and final Steve McCurry One-Minute Masterclass. If you've been following the advice in the previous nine masterclasses you hopefully shouldn't need this one as it's all to do with how best to react and get out of a tricky situation should things go wrong.

Over the last few months we've brought you some of the esteemed Magnum photographer's most valuable tips. We'll be building a suitable home for them on the site in the new year but in case you missed one or two along the way they are all linked below - each one an invaluable knowledge source for novice and semi-professional alike.

Steve McCurry, Child Holding Hands (1999), Hajjah, YemenSteve McCurry, Child Holding Hands (1999), Hajjah, Yemen

In this final McCurry Masterclass, Steve takes you through what to do when things go wrong. "Sometimes when you're photographing on the street, things go wrong and people get the wrong idea, they get offended, and you don't mean to offend them." McCurry offers some valuable advice on how to get out of any sticky situation and how to avoid it in the first place. 

Steve McCurry, People sitting on and crowding inside a taxi, Mazar e sharif (2003)Steve McCurry, People sitting on and crowding inside a taxi, Mazar e sharif (2003)

Watch the remainder of the series here:

McCurry's One-Minute Masterclass #1
McCurry's One-Minute Masterclass #2
McCurry's One-Minute Masterclass #3
McCurry’s One-Minute Masterclass #4
McCurry's One-Minute Masterclass #5
McCurry's One-Minute Masterclass #6 
McCurry's One-Minute Masterclass #7
McCurry's One-Monute Masterclass #8
McCurry's One-Minute Masterclass #9

For a closer look behind the photographs follow the link to Revealed - the true story behind the Afghan 'Mona Lisa'.

For more from Steve McCurry view his memories of 9/11 and follow the link to buy Steve McCurry’s Iconic Photographs.

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