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Quick Quotes: The Difficulty In Making A Good Photograph

I often offer photography related quotes as part of this blog, which I have always labeled “Quick Quotes”.  For the first time, I thought I would put together a themed version of “Quick Quotes”.  Today’s theme: the difficulty in making a quality photograph.

“Lazy vision can’t be recovered in Photoshop.  There is no Un-Suck filter.”

David DuChemin

“Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.”

Henri Cartier-Bresson

“If I knew how to take a good photograph, I’d do it every time”

Robert Doisneau

“It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer.  You need less imagination to be a good painter because you can invent things. But in photography everything is so ordinary; it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the extraordinary.”

David Bailey

And thus I start the new year hoping to be able to ‘see’ and take just a few good photos.

Happy New Year to all!

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6 Responses to “Quick Quotes: The Difficulty In Making A Good Photograph”

  1. bernie kasper Says:

    Thanks for sharing these Howard they are all pretty spot on, I really like David Baileys quote, I tend to hang out with few painters and I will use this one on them often !!

  2. Howard Says:

    Thanks. Just don’t hold me responsible for what your painter friends say in return!

  3. Con Daily Says:

    Here’s to seeing the extraordinary! Happy 2013!

  4. Howard Says:

    Thanks and Happy New Year Con!

  5. Mark Says:

    Good set here Howard. Some good reminders also. I imagine painters would take issue with the last one. :-) Doesn’t it take imagination to invent things that never existed?

  6. Howard Says:

    Yeah, I guess they would take issue but, hey, I didn’t say it, I just reported it LOL!!

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