Photographer's Daily Bread
These are quotations from some wise old sage and some from me. The accompanied photos were picked from my personal selections. Some of these quotes (though merely one or two liners) has build a strong impact on my photography approach over the years and changed the way I see the surroundings.
This particular quote really struck a chord with me (simple yet powerful truth) – “A good photograph is knowing where to stand (Ansel Adam)”. Wrong positioning does affects the end result of the image. But I like to add further to what Ansel said. One must also need to conceptualise an image to know where to stand. Both come hand in hand. If you have no idea how to conceptualise a picture first in your head, then it stands to reason you are likely standing at the wrong place and will yield a less than desirable image. Unless you merely waiting for the opportunity to come instead of creating one.
None of these great masters ever mentioned about camera technology. For me, my modus operandi is to create meaningful images, not to provide evidence of quality for the manufacturer of any camera.
By embracing some of these quotes, inevitably it will enhance a different way and philosophy of seeing things to better photography, hopefully just like the masters. Take it as your daily bread.
Chakon December 28, 2011
Love the quotations! Particularly those from one David Low...camera is indeed an exquisite tool that hangs around the neck, sometimes a millstone! ;-)
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