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“Photography is just photography. If one now says  “I make art”, then that's seen as pretentious. A photo is a photo and that’s all. What others see in it isn't my problem, but I'm not there to tell people ‘That's art.’ ”

“Fotografie ist Fotografie. Wenn man jetzt sagt, jetzt mache ich Kunst in Anführungsstrichen, dann ist das schon wieder prätentiös. Ein Foto ist ein Foto und damit hat sich das. Was andere darin sehen ist nicht mein Problem, aber ich bin nicht dazu da, den Leuten zu sagen, ‘Das ist Kunst.’ “

Karl Lagerfeld

(Euromaxx: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3MVyQzdTPA).

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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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“I am my own biggest critic” the saying goes. And it has been used in too many sentences, too many times. I really don’t like when people say that. What it is, is a self-invalidation. You should be your own fan first. Stop looking at things that are wrong in what you are doing and start looking at what is right.

Thorsten von Overgaard, “Composition in Photography”, page 161

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