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Apr 10, 2013 16:57 |  #31

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

Along a similar line of thought is - "Your worst photograph is the one you didn't take" - as always, my memory for specifics is awful and thus I can't recall who said it.


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Apr 10, 2013 17:41 |  #32

Kolor-Pikker wrote in post #15813205 (external link)
Along a similar line of thought is - "Your worst photograph is the one you didn't take" - as always, my memory for specifics is awful and thus I can't recall who said it.


I think its a paraphrase of the stupidist question is the one not asked.

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Apr 10, 2013 18:23 as a reply to  @ post 15799925 |  #33

"If your pictures aren't good enough, you aren't close enough." - Robert Capa

Of course, Capa didn't so much mean that you should slap a longer lens on your camera. He was referring to "close enough" in the metaphorical sense. That if your pictures weren't good enough, you needed greater involvement and intimacy with your subject.




  
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Apr 11, 2013 00:31 |  #34

Not a quote, but a philosophy I've taken on, always take the shot when you have a chance. I figured this one out when I decided to set up my camera to take a family photo. I wanted to get it done because my dad had leukemia and wanted to at least get a last family photo. I had this thought at night though, and no one was ready to take a picture. The next day, we had to take my dad to the hospital where he passed away a day later.

So, whether you're at some event where something happens that probably won't happen again, or you're trying to capture a photo of someone close to you because you honestly don't know what will happen tomorrow, take the shot.


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Apr 11, 2013 11:29 |  #35

I'm not sure who this quote is from, but I think it was Joe McNally

"if your pictures are boring, try standing infront of more interesting stuff"


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Apr 11, 2013 11:35 as a reply to  @ Echo63's post |  #36

From One of my favorite clients at her daughters wedding when uncle bob kept triggering my lights during formals

"You do that one more time and im gonna shove that camera up your A$$ "--:lol::lol:


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Apr 11, 2013 12:18 |  #37

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From One of my favorite clients at her daughters wedding when uncle bob kept triggering my lights during formals

"You do that one more time and im gonna shove that camera up your A$$ "--:lol::lol:

That should be a new quote in itself right there - "hell hath no fury like a mother at her daughter's wedding."


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Apr 15, 2013 07:09 |  #38

12345Michael54321 wrote in post #15813514 (external link)
"If your pictures aren't good enough, you aren't close enough." - Robert Capa

Of course, Capa didn't so much mean that you should slap a longer lens on your camera. He was referring to "close enough" in the metaphorical sense. That if your pictures weren't good enough, you needed greater involvement and intimacy with your subject.

Wow. I've known that quote for a while now, and I never thought about it that way before (I just assumed he meant you should get physically closer to the subject). It makes complete sense and you just blew my mind.

Lensrentals has a great compilation of quotes. (external link) Among my favourites (that haven't been listed here already):

  • "There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer." – Ansel Adams
  • "The truth is you have too many cameras and you don’t take enough photographs." - Kyle Cassidy
  • "I expose longer." - Alfred Eisenstaedt, when asked what he did at night in Paris
  • "The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera." – Dorthea Lange
  • "I can’t tell you how many pictures I’ve missed just ‘cause I’ve been so hell bent on getting the shot I think I want." - Joe McNally

I'll stop now or I'll be reproducing the list in its entirety.

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Apr 16, 2013 06:29 |  #39

Photographers are violent people, first they frame you, then they shoot you, then they hang you on the wall.


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Apr 16, 2013 12:14 as a reply to  @ Gingerjam's post |  #40

Commenting on Calotype's imperfections in relation to the sharpness of Daguerreotypes, David Octavious Hill stated in 1848:

"The rough surface and unequal texture throughout of the paper is the main cause of the Calotype failing in details before the process of Daguerreotypy---and this is the very life of it. They look like the imperfect work of a man---and not the much diminished perfect work of God."


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Apr 16, 2013 21:53 as a reply to  @ sjones's post |  #41

I will probably be rolled in feather and tar for this one but here goes

Sharpness is a Bourgeois Concept
-- Henri Cartier-Bresson


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Apr 16, 2013 21:57 |  #42

Here's another one from Zack Arias:

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Apr 23, 2013 06:06 as a reply to  @ maverick75's post |  #43

"It doesn’t matter how technically proficient you are or how expensive your camera is. Without having a sharp and inquisitive eye– you will never make an interesting photograph."
-Eric Kim




  
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Nov 19, 2013 17:56 |  #44

I was at a Joe McNally seminar yesterday when he threw this one out there:

"I've never seen a landscape that I couldn't improve by simply putting a person in front of it."




  
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Mar 12, 2014 08:07 |  #45

Here's a good list. Bonus: actually gives a real quick intro for each quoted photographer.

http://petapixel.com …otography-quotes-inspire/ (external link)


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