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Great Photography Quotes

Sage words from top photographers

Sage words from some of the best. Identical Twins, Roselle, New Jersey, 1967 Photograph by Diane Arbus   “Dodging and burning are steps to take care of mistakes God made …

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Forget the rule of thirds…

Against rigidity in composition

“To consult the rules of composition before making a picture is a little like consulting the law of gravitation before going for a walk.” – Edward Weston The rule of …

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“Sharpness is a bourgeois concept.”

Henri Cartier-Bresson and the Decisive Moment

“He had his little Leica,” [fashion photographer Helmut] Newton remembers, “and he simply would point and shoot.” Since Cartier-Bresson’s hand isn’t as steady as it used to be, some of …

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Camera Tricks are magic!

In the YouTube video Camera Tricks are not Magic, magician Penn Jilette aims a broadside at fake magicians who substitute camera trickery for skilled slight-of-hand. That question, what is magic? dovetails …

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