I'm always mentally photographing everything as practice
One should really use the camera as though tomorrow you'd be stricken blind
Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer - and often the supreme disappointment.
A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.
You've got to push yourself harder. You've got to start looking for pictures nobody else could take. You've got to take the tools you have and probe deeper.
One should really use the camera as though tomorrow you'd be stricken blind.
A picture is the expression of an impression. If the beautiful were not in us, how would we ever recognize it?
Photography is about finding out what can happen in the frame. When you put four edges around some facts, you change those facts.
A room hung with pictures is a room hung with thoughts.
I almost never set out to photograph a landscape, nor do I think of my camera as a means of recording a mountain or an animal unless I absolutely need a 'record shot'. My first thought is always of light.
There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.
I think you have to have a real point of view that's your own. You have to tell it your way. And, I think that it's a mistake to shoot for a specific magazine's point of view because it's never going to be as good. You have to shoot for yourself and photograph the way you believe it.
Above all, it's hard learning to live with vivid mental images of scenes I cared for and failed to photograph. It is the edgy existence within me of these unmade images that is the only assurance that the best photographs are yet to be made.
...words and pictures can work together to communicate more powerfully than either alone.
Sometimes you can tell a large story with a tiny subject.
It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to. . . . The feeling for the things themselves, for reality, is more important than the feeling for pictures.
Pictures you have taken have an influence on those that you are going to make. That's life!
You can find pictures anywhere. It's simply a matter of noticing things and organizing them. You just have to care about what's around you and have a concern with humanity and the human comedy.
The difficulty with color is to go beyond the fact that it's color ñ to have it be not just a colorful picture but really be a picture about something. It's difficult. So often color gets caught up in color, and it becomes merly decorative. Some photographers use it brilliantly to make visual statements combining color and content; otherwise it is empty.
It is light that reveals, light that obscures, light that communicates. It is light I "listen" to. The light late in the day has a distinct quality, as it fades toward the darkness of evening. After sunset there is a gentle leaving of the light, the air begins to still, and a quiet descends. I see magic in the quiet light of dusk. I feel quiet, yet intense energy in the natural elements of our habitat. A sense of magic prevails. A sense of mystery. It is a time for contemplation, for listening - a time for making photographs.
I think the best pictures are often on the edges of any situation, I don't find photo- graphing the situation nearly as interesting as photographing the edges.
Photography is my passion.
Once photography enters your bloodstream, it's like a disease.
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