Tag: ansel adams

Another Stream of Consciousness

Following on from this one, and probably due to the interminable state of lockdown and my reduced expectations for my photography, here’s another stream of recent photographic consciousness. Always take a camera with you, even to the supermarket. A camera gives you a license to see. As a photographer you

What I Learnt from Ansel Adams

Not, unfortunately, from seeing and hearing the great American landscape photographer personally but from his autobiography published just a few years before his death in 1984.  The book, as well as being a an enjoyable and captivating story of the life of a working photographer at the start of the

Some Thoughts on Being a Photographer

It’s not too hard to see that the role of the professional photographer is in something of a crisis. With the cost of photography equipment falling in real terms whilst at the same time becoming so technologically advanced it is becoming very hard indeed to take a ‘bad’ picture (i.e.

Five Photography Quotes to Live by in 2016

What it says. All images included here are copyright the relevant photographer. “My job as a portrait photographer is to seduce, amuse and entertain.” – Helmut Newton “There is no formula for success, but there is formula for failure and that is trying to please everybody.” – Man Ray “At

My Five (Current) Favourite Photography Quotes

Here are my (current) five favourite photography quotes as of May 17, 2013 (my birthday), I shall review in a years time. “Time eventually positions most photographs, even the most amateurish, at the level of art.” – Susan Sontag “You see, if you don’t take money they can’t tell you

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