“One of the greatest barriers to creativity and to life is fear. That fear manifests itself in many ways but one of the more destructive is the perfectionism so many of us are paralyzed by.” — David DuChemin
“Being a photographer is making people look at what I want them to look at.“ – Ruth Orkin
“One very important difference between color and monochromatic photography is this: in black and white you suggest; in color you state. Much can be implied by suggestion, but statement demands certainty… absolute certainty.“ – Paul Outerbridge
“Photography for me is a passion, a mixture of science and art that creates magic. If a day goes by without photography, it’s incomplete.“ – Scott MacQuarrie
“The subject matter is so much more important than the photographer.“ – Gordon Parks
“I like to watch the person viewing my photographs to see if their eyes twinkle or cloud with tears. Does the smile sneek out when they were not exspecting it to. Then I know I have captured emotion that can be shared.“ – Marsha Cairo
“…follow the quiet nudges of your intuition.” — Ursula von Rydingsvard
“...I can doubt pieces before making them, but I have to jump into the unknown to get somewhere. I have to dare to make them.” — Paola Pivi
“But most [photo] books will then use end text, or some form of additional context to answer those questions. To make the cause of the tension, or the roots of the intention, known.” — Jonathan Blaustein on Dec 21, 2018
“Becoming “more creative,” whatever that means to you, doesn’t often happen by accident. And it’s not something you either are or are not, so you can check that excuse at the door right now. It’s a choice. It’s something you do. If you’re longing to do more creative work, then stop taking it all so damn seriously; stop thinking about the work you’ve already done and get excited about reinventing it, exploring new ideas, new techniques, and challenge yourself with more interesting problems.” — David duChemin
It was the Rainbow gave thee birth,
And left thee all her lovely hues. — W. H. Davies
“Great art is the outward expression of an inner life of the artist, and this inner life will result in his personal vision of the world.” – Edward Hopper
Composite of 2 images taken at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. The background trees were taken across an embayment. The “fence” was duplicated and reversed. Red and yellow color layers were used with a circular gradient for the yellow. The judge didn’t like it, but I do. Let me know what you think.
I had some fun with this one. Judges didn’t like it either.