I would rather build a relationship with those who visit this site and in the interests of doing so I have to give people more than a few facts of history.
So here goes - this is what I believe about photography from the perspective of a teacher of the art.
- Too much attention is paid to what got shot with what camera rather than why the image was taken- the camera is probably the least important part of the process, so long as it suits the job at hand.
- Avoiding photographic cliches’ is really, really hard.
- The best photographs I have created were made in my mind in bed in the wee small hours, long before the shutter was pressed.
- The whole idea that digital has destroyed photography and the validity of the medium is a “beat up” images have always been manipulated.
- Film is better than digital.....in your dreams, its definitely different but for me it is not better.
- On the other hand, sometimes I like the look of film and some shots on this site were shot on film.
- The best camera is the one you have with you when a photo opportunity arises.
- I think that photographs of kids in crazy hats sitting in fruit bowls must be taken by crazy people and purchased by even crazier people.
- Many serious photographers have a serious addiction to lenses, I had to sell mine to cure the addiction and obtain better compositions.
- Learning to take better photographs makes us better observers of our world.
- Pressing the shutter button is not photography its just 1% of the process.
- One mans great photograph is another’s snap.
- If I take two really good photographs in a year its been a good year.
- I usually don’t know if a photo is any good until 2 years after I take it.