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Apr 07, 2013 10:29 |  #16

jdizzle wrote in post #15783766 (external link)
If you haven't mastered light, then you're doing it wrong ...

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Apr 07, 2013 10:32 |  #17

The quote in my sig - I don't remember who said it, it was forever ago, but find it funny every time.

Edit: Just remembered another quip I heard somewhere, I have a bad memory for specifics - "Eventually you should get the most expensive lens you can afford; it should be horribly expensive."


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Apr 07, 2013 10:39 |  #18

"And here's a picture of a log that a deer jumped over just a second before"
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Apr 07, 2013 11:11 as a reply to  @ iowajim's post |  #19

"Today's photographers think differently. Many can't see real light anymore. They think only in terms of strobe - sure, it all looks beautiful but it's not really seeing. If you have the eyes to see it, the nuances of light are already there on the subject's face. If your thinking is confined to strobe light sources, your palette becomes very mean - which is the reason I photograph only in available light." - Alfred Eisenstaedt




  
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Apr 07, 2013 11:12 as a reply to  @ airfrogusmc's post |  #20

One more
"All the technique in the world doesn’t compensate for the inability to notice." - Elliott Erwitt




  
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Apr 07, 2013 11:28 as a reply to  @ airfrogusmc's post |  #21

“The fact that photographs — they’re mute, they don’t have any narrative ability at all. You know what something looks like, but you don’t know what’s happening, you don’t know whether the hat’s being held or is it being put on her head or taken off her head. From the photograph, you don’t know that. A piece of time and space is well described. But not what is happening.”

“I think that there isn’t a photograph in the world that has any narrative ability. Any of ‘em. They do not tell stories – they show you what something looks like. To a camera. The minute you relate this thing to what was photographed — it’s a lie. It’s two-dimensional. It’s the illusion of literal description. The thing has to be complete in the frame, whether you have the narrative information or not. It has to be complete in the frame. It’s a picture problem. It’s part of what makes things interesting.”
- Garry Winogrand.




  
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Apr 09, 2013 02:33 |  #22

Stolen from a signature someone had here.

"Amateurs worry about equipment, professionals worry about money, masters worry about light."

Attributed to Vernon Trent apparently.




  
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Apr 09, 2013 09:54 |  #23

" Smile, I think you're gonna like this picture!"
Bob Cummings, "Love That Bob"


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Apr 09, 2013 12:02 |  #24

"The only photographer you should compare yourself to, is the one you USED to be..."


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Apr 09, 2013 13:03 |  #25

You miss 100% of shots you don't take.


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Apr 09, 2013 13:43 |  #26

nphsbuckeye wrote in post #15808365 (external link)
You miss 100% of shots you don't take.

Isn't that by Wayne Gretzky? :D
one of my favorites actually.


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Apr 09, 2013 13:52 |  #27

maverick75 wrote in post #15808490 (external link)
Isn't that by Wayne Gretzky? :D
one of my favorites actually.

Isn't it one of the most applicable statements ever? :lol:


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Apr 09, 2013 13:58 |  #28

nphsbuckeye wrote in post #15808522 (external link)
Isn't it one of the most applicable statements ever? :lol:

Yep. And the best camera for a given shot is the one you have with you.




  
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Apr 09, 2013 14:39 |  #29

Life is like photography.

Focus on what's important.

Capture the good times.

Develop from the negatives.

And if things don't work out, just take another shot.


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Apr 10, 2013 16:28 |  #30

iowajim wrote in post #15800000 (external link)
"And here's a picture of a log that a deer jumped over just a second before"
Patrick McManus

That is priceless, Jim!

As a long time reader of McManus, I don't remember having read that line before - it's interesting that I had to come to POTN to find something "new" by Pat McManus!


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