Sunday, February 26, 2012

Saturday, February 25, 2012

From a Baptism

Andreas Feininger said

Andreas Feininger (French, b. 1905 - d. 1999), said

"Photographers — idiots, of which there are so many — say, “Oh, if only I had a Nikon or a Leica, I could make great photographs.” That’s the dumbest thing I ever heard in my life. It’s nothing but a matter of seeing, thinking, and interest. That’s what makes a good photograph. And then rejecting anything that would be bad for the picture. The wrong light, the wrong background, time and so on. Just don’t do it, not matter how beautiful the subject is."

Friday, February 24, 2012

Master their medium

"The fact is that relatively few photographers ever master their medium. Instead they allow the medium to master them and go on an endless squirrel cage chase from new lens to new paper to new developer to new gadget, never staying with one piece of equipment, long enough to learn its full capacities, becoming lost in maze of technical information that is of little or no use since they don't know what to do with it." 

By Edward Weston

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

We don't know what you are...

"About 3 years ago Air New Zealand were scouting for a photographer to work with them on their new advertising campaign and my name was put forward by a previous client. Long story short, I didn’t get the contract. Out of curiosity I asked for feedback as to why I wasn’t picked and was told quite bluntly
We don’t know what you are.”"

By Glyn Dewis (here).

From a Baptism

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Monday, February 20, 2012

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Monday, February 13, 2012

Do you need 36Mpixel?

"Now have you noticed how camera makers try to get us to forget all this, since obviously with 36MP, we could crop so far that we don't need to buy any telephoto lenses!"

By Ken Rockwell.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Monday, February 6, 2012


Who is the instrument?

From American Photo magazine.

By Eve Arnold.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Should you buy a Nikon D4?

"Simple: I earn my living with this every day, and in this highly competitive real world, if you're doing enough business to justify $6k for a small competitive advantage for the next few years, it's a no-brainer. In competition, sometimes only the slightest advantage is what wins the race."
"The professional advantage of the D4 has nothing anything to do with "picture quality," it's about getting the shot someone else won't."

In other words, if you are a pro and a D4 will make you do your work better, faster, etc. than the competition, then buy it.
Read the rest here (Monday 30 January 2012).

Thursday, February 2, 2012