Copyright Scott Bourne 2002 - All Rights Reserved

Copyright Scott Bourne 2002 - All Rights Reserved

Post by Scott Bourne and Rick Sammon – Follow Scott Bourne on Twitter

Over the years, Rick and I have compiled a bunch of sayings we use to help people improve their photography. We promised several podcasts back that we’d post a list of some of the more prominent ones and here it is. Enjoy. (NOTE: Some of these sayings were inspired by other quotes or photographers and some of these we made up. It doesn’t matter which is which – only that you learn from them.)

1. The name of the game is fill the frame. (Rick)
2. When in doubt, leave it out. (Scott)
3. Light illuminates, shadows define. (Rick)
4. Before shooting, look up, look down, look all around (LUDA).(Scott)
5. Make pictures, don’t just take pictures. (Rick)
6. The camera looks both ways. (Rick)
7. Don’t photograph the world as it is, photograph the world as you’d like it to be. (Scott)
8. 99% of all lenses are better than 98% of all photographers. (Scott)
9. Where light and shadow fall on your subject – that is the essence of expression and art through photography. (Scott)
10. Beware (be aware of) the background – it can make or break a photograph. (Rick)
11. When you think you are close, get closer. (Rick)
12. See the light, explore the light, control the light and play with the light. (Rick)
13. I hear I forget, I see I remember, I do I understand. (Rick)
14. SAS – Subject Attention Simplify (Scott)
15. EDFAT – Entire Details Focal Length Angle Time (Scott)

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