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In Influences, Quoted, Rants and Sermons by David10 Comments

I’m giving you another well-deserved break from my rants – not all of which, it seems, have been appreciated by others. I was accused, of all things, this week, of exhibiting sour grapes towards the very people for whom I freely labour by writing this blog. My rant about gear being paramount to vision rubbed some the wrong way. Alas, …

Friday's Resource Roundup

In Quoted, Resources by David3 Comments

It is time again for another hodgepodge of resource, gathered from the far reaches of the cyber galaxy. First, in the interest of keeping as many photographers from bankruptcy and therefore living the dream as long as possible – check out Freelance Switch’s article 10 Items You Absolutely Need For Financial Security. On the same topic, Photopreneur has a post …

Friday Resource Roundup

In GEAR, Quoted, Resources by David1 Comment

Sorry I’m late with today’s post; teaching a workshop all day and it just completely slipped my mind. Having said that I’m writing this entirely coffee-free this morning so don’t expect lucidity. Brad Jarvis pointed me to David Tejada’s blog for a post about shooting through a diffusion panel as I mentionned yesterday – link HERE. I use this technique …

Quoted: Don McCullin

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“Photography for me is not looking, it’s feeling. If you can’t feel what you’re looking at, then you’re never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures.” – Don McCullin

Quoted: Henry Holmes Smith

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“Somebody said recently that the best thing a student could do was to get in some shows and publish a book; but nothing about becoming a human being, nothing about having important feelings or concepts of humanity. That’s the sort of thing that’s bad education. I’d say be a human being first and if you happen to wind up using …

Quoted: Jay Maisel

In Books, Influences, Quoted by David1 Comment

“It is incumbent upon you to make sure you are getting what you want at the moment you take the picture. It would be best for you to spend more time thinking of the quality of your pictures and less time thinking about the quality of your pixels. The parameters of your vision are more important than the expertise you …