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Gregory Crewdson is an American photographer who is known for creating elaborate photos.  His subject matter is usually scenes from American homes or neighborhoods. He’s considered a fine art photographer and visual artist. He approaches the process much like a filmmaker… often building elaborate sets and using large crews (sometimes only shooting a few photos […]

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Every artist has a central story to tell, and the difficulty, the impossible task, is trying to present that story in pictures.

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“Documentary Photographers make visual sense of current thinking.”

 Val Williams

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“The camera for an artist is just another tool. It is no more mechanical than a violin if you analyze it. Beyond the rudiments, it is up to the artist to create art, not the camera.”

 Brett Weston

The easy bit is picking up a camera and pointing and shooting. But then you have to decide what it is you’re trying to say and express.

- Martin Parr

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“When asked how he felt about missing photographs while he reloaded his camera with film, he replied “There are no photographs while I’m reloading.”

 Garry Winogrand

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“Seeing simply is seeing significantly.”

 Jack Wilkinson

There is no reason I shouldn’t have a camera.  If this is too much, I was in the wrong business.

-Ricky Powell

“In photography there are no shadows that cannot be illuminated.”

 August Sander

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“Jack of All Trades — Master of None” “You Can’t Be Good at Everything” These two phrases have haunted me for much of my professional career.  I always wanted to “do it all.”  I’m persistent… I’m a risk taker.  I “get things done.” But the truth is that you cannot be good at everything.  It […]

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“It is the photographing of ordinary things, in extraordinary light, which results in extraordinary photographs.”

 David Young

“I would say to any artist: ‘Don’t be repressed in your work, dare to experiment, consider any urge, if in a new direction all the better.”

 Edward Weston

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To me, street photography is like my transistor radio… the playlist is infinite.

- Ricky Powell

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Nikon D800, 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens @28mm, f/8, 9 frame HDR, ISO 800, finished with Lightroom and Photomatix pro. There’s a great podcast I listen to each week, and it really helps with my creativity. It’s called Writing Excuses, and it’s intended for fiction authors. Their topics, however, often apply to all creatives (one I […]

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Here’s a rebroadcast of our newest Google+ Hangout for photographers — Mind Your Own Business. This month’s topic is Getting More Work from the Clients You Have. We focused on strategies to turn your existing clients into raving fans who build referral business as well as how to get more work from them. The show […]

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