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“Cut the clutter”

photographic common sense

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“It ́s not a photo until it ́s a print.”

Zack Arias

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“Patterns | Rule of Thirds | Leading Lines | Fill the Frame | Frame the topic of the photo in some way” 

Scott Kelby referring to the 5 elementary compositional elements.

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“The camera is an amazing teacher.” 

Chris Orwig

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“Shoot what it feels like, don ́t shoot what it looks like.” 

David Hobby

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“A good friend of mine once told me that focus is overrated, 
and that blew my mind but I’m starting to realize that he may be right.” 

David Hobby

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“It ́s not when you press the shutter, it ́s why you press the shutter.” 

Mary Ellen Mark

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“Shoot from your heart” + “Silence the inner critic.” 

Richard Koci Hernandez

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“Don’t listen to photography tips at all” 

Anton Corbijn

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“Imperfection is underrated” 

Anton Corbijn

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“Take the camera, go out in the world, find a way to tell a story that means something to you.” 

Annie Leibovitz

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"Don't do photography as a hobby"

Anonymous

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"Don't wait for approval, praise or sympathy" 

common sense

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"I never believed compliments" 

Richard Avedon (youtube documentary: "Richard Avedon - Darkness and Light")

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"never complain, never explain” 

Mick Jagger

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“You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. 
You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, 
the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.”

Ansel Adams

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WE: […] You know, art, like music, can be anything.

PP: But music and photography are different. In music, you start with a note, you add another note, and another and another, and you build something. It’s additive. Whereas photography is subtractive - you start with the world and then you narrow it down to what you want to show.

WE: That is an excellent way to put it.”

William Egglestone in conversation with curator Phillipp Prodger.

William Egglestone, Portraits, (National Portrait Gallery, London); Interview: Right now, Here, With you. - page 160

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"The most important thing for a photographer to learn is to be self-critical. … If you are not your own severest critic, you are your own worst enemy” 

Jay Maisel, “Light, Gesture, And Color” (Kindle Edition)

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