It’s all in a Quote – part 4

The fourth and final part of this feature on well-known photography quotes…

“A good photograph is knowing where to stand”– Ansel Adams (Landscape photographer)

Another thought provoking quote from Adams and this one points at the art of composition. Having a great subject and light for that matter too, is no good if you don’t know how to use it within the frame of the picture to maximum effect. Even with a glorious landscape view in front of you, standing in the right place to capture it, can be the difference between a good picture and an amazing one. A landscape image should be divided into foreground, midground and background and each is used to take the viewer on a ‘journey’ through the image. Continue reading

It’s all in a Quote- part 2

Some more famous quotes to inspire your photography…

“If you are out there shooting, things will happen for you. If you’re not out there, you’ll only hear about it”. – Jay Maisel (American photographer famous for his images of Miles Davis and Marylin Monroe)

A warm, comfy bed is a place we all enjoy and leaving one on a cold, winters morning to head out into the landscape, is one of life’s hardest tasks. In photography, you can only take an image if you make the effort to get out there. It’s no good seeing an inspiring sunrise from the bedroom window and whilst on some days the weather doesn’t turn out as forecast, the experience and potential for images while being out there, will enrich your photography. Continue reading

It’s all in a Quote- part 1

A quote can be a very powerful thing. Some of the most inspiring words have come from quotes made by high profile and influential people, who in a few words sum up their work, their life, ambitions or philosophy on life. Photography has been blessed with some remarkable and very talented individuals who have perfected their craft in their own field. And just like great leaders or activists, who have dedicated their life to a cause, these photographers have left some profound words in a quote that summarise their life, works and what they have spent their entire career they to achieve. Their quotes can often be thought provoking and to many, can give the inspiration they desire to capture the images they seek from their photography. Continue reading