More on taking photographs…………..some quotations………..


“That we are not totally transformed, that we can turn away, turn the page, switch the channel, does not impugn the ethical value of an assault by images. It is not a defect that we are not seared, that we do not suffer enough, when we see these images. Neither is the photograph supposed to repair our ignorance about the history and causes of the suffering it picks out and frames. Such images cannot be more than an invitation to pay attention, to reflect, to learn, to examine the rationalizations for mass suffering offered by established powers. Who caused what the picture shows? Who is responsible? Is it excusable? Was it inevitable? Is there some state of affairs which we have accepted up to now that ought to be challenged? All this, with the understanding that moral indignation, like compassion, cannot dictate a course of action.”
― Susan Sontag, Regarding the Pain of Others

“I photography women as I liked to fell in love of them.”
― Aurélien Roulland

“Photographs don’t discriminate between the living and the dead. In the fragments of time and shards of light that compose them, everyone is equal. Now you see us; now you don’t. It doesn’t matter whether you look through a camera lens and press the shutter. It doesn’t even matter whether you open your eyes or close them. The pictures are always there. And so are the people in them.”
― Robert Goddard

“That was why, later on, he began to lose interest in photography: first when colour took over, then when it became plain that the old magic of light-sensitive emulsions was waning, that to the rising generation the enchantment lay in a techne of images without substance, images that could flash through the ether without residing anywhere, that could be sucked into a machine and emerge from it doctored, untrue. He gave up recording the world in photographs then, and transferred his energies to saving the past.”
― J.M. Coetzee, Slow Man

“How can we hold onto those fleeting moments in our lives? Hold onto the moments that otherwise evaporate into the forgotten past? Or moments that become faded and morphed into our own version of reality as they sit in the corners of our memories, losing their truth and shifting focus? The only way to hold onto these moments and share them for years to come, in all their beauty and truth and glorious imperfections, without losing accuracy is through a photograph.”
― Rosanne Moreland
“People, there’s no such thing as, THE BEST CAMERA BRAND, but yes there will always be THE BEST CAMERA AT ANY GIVEN TIME. Technology will change, but not art.”
― Ashraf Saharudin

“Keep shooting. It helps the model’s confidence. Flashing strobes are like
― A.K. Nicholas, True Confessions Of Nude Photography: A Step By Step Guide To Recruiting Beautiful Models, Lighting, Photographing Nudes, Post Processing Images, And Maybe Even Getting Paid To Do It

“Zar mi Friedrich ne može reći jesu li moje fotografije umjetnost? Što je uopće umjetnost? Ostarjela sam, a da me nisu uputili u odrastanje. Nazivaju me umjetnicom, premda o umjetnosti ne znam ništa. Moje su fotografije lov trenutka u koji sam ulovljena i sama. Otimam se vremenu kao muha paučini i to nazivaju umjetnošću! Je li umjetnost bilježiti dubinu? Bilježiti? Nije li i ova riječ infinitiv…? Fotografirati, bilježiti, loviti, uhvatiti.”
― Jasna Horvat, Bizarij

“To suffer is one thing; another thing is living with the photographed images of suffering, which does not necessarily strengthen conscience and the ability to be compassionate. It can also corrupt them. Once one has seen such images, one has started down the road of seeing more – and more. Images transfix. Images anesthetize.”
― Susan Sontag, On Photography

“Fotografi mengajarkan pada kita cara yang unik dalam melihat dunia dan sekaligus memberikan penyadaran baru akan segala keindahan yang ada di sekitar kita.”
― Deniek G. Sukarya, Kiat Sukses Deniek G. Sukarya dalam Fotografi dan Stok Foto

“Among the things she said: “Women seem to possess all the natural gifts essential to a good portraitist … such as personality, patience and intuition. The sitter ought to be the predominating factor in a successful portrait. Men portraitist are apt to forget this; they are inclined to lose the sitter in a maze of technique luxuriating in the cleverness and beauty of their own medium.”
― Whitney Otto, Eight Girls Taking Pictures

“The Indians say to draw someone’s portrait is to steal their soul, i am taking photographs, does it mean that i am just borrowing them?”
― T.A

“…if we consider the difference between William Henry Jackson packing in his cameras by mule, and the person stepping out of his car to take a picture with an Instamatic, it becomes clear how some of our space has vanished; if the time it takes to cross space is a way by which we define it, then to arrive at a view of space ‘in no time’ is to have denied its reality.”
― Robert Adams

“The only thing they’ll let you shoot with a camera.”
― Jodi Picoult, Picture Perfect

“Photographs shock insofar as they show something novel.”
― Susan Sontag, On Photography

“Those static images have the uncanny ability to jar the memory and bring places and people back to life. They bridge the present with the past and validate as real what the passage of time has turned into hazy recollections. Were it not for them, my experiences would have remained as just imperfect memories of perfect moments.”
― Isabel Lopez, Isabel’s Hand-Me-Down Dreams

“It’s often about the simple things, isn’t it? Painting and photography are first about seeing, they say. Writing is about observing. Technique is secondary. Sometimes the simple is the most difficult.”
― Linda Olsson

“This prolific and inventive photographer (Edward Steichen) must be given credit for virtually inventing modern fashion photography, and as the tohousands of high-quality original prints in the Conde Nast archives prove, only Irving Penn and Richard Avedon have since emerged as serious historical rivals.”
― William A. Ewing

“Any files I give to the model are downsized (typically 800×1200 pixels)… By not giving out my high resolution files, they cannot be used without my knowledge.”
― A.K. Nicholas, True Confessions of Nude Photography: A Step-by-Step Guide to Recruiting Beautiful Models, Lighting, Photographing Nudes, Post-Processing Images, and Maybe Even Getting Paid to Do It.

“I try about four or five looks during a shoot. A look can be defined by changes to hair, makeup, jewelry, props, furniture, background, partial clothing, fabric accents, accessories, lighting, etc.”
― A.K. Nicholas, True Confessions of Nude Photography: A Step-by-Step Guide to Recruiting Beautiful Models, Lighting, Photographing Nudes, Post-Processing Images, and Maybe Even Getting Paid to Do It.


Susan Sontag

Susan Sontag (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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