You can take a good picture of anything. A bad one, too.

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I don’t do reality well. I have to romanticize things. I dream up images and I shoot them – fantasies and escapism. If I can’t feel the image, it won’t work.

 James B. Wood

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When I first got into photography, everything was a personal project. A walk in the woods became a wonderland of images popping into my mind, a vacation became opportunity to do something exotic, a fun night out with friends a way to seek my inner photojournalist. Somewhere along the way, that fun turned away from […]

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I’m paid to be lucky and that means making your own luck – getting yourself in the right position, in front of the right subject at the right time, and in the right light.

 Michael Yamashita 

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Did you miss our great hangout on running a photo business with Sal Cincotta and Skip Cohen? There was a ton of practical advice on things like: Pricing your work Using bundles to upwell customers Dealing with competition Setting terms of use Setting yourself apart with creative marketing ideas This event is free and brought to […]

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Don’t miss today’s Google+ Hangout for photographers — Mind Your Own Business.  This event is produced in partnership with Skip Cohen University and LensRentals.com. Monday, April 28 @ 3pm ET / Noon Pacific. You can sign up for free here – http://bit.ly/myobapril14 You can watch the video on YouTube here To learn more about how Google Hangouts work, click here — http://www.google.com/+/learnmore/hangouts/. […]

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Peter Yang is a Brooklyn, NY photographer who is a well-known portrait photographer. He began life as a business major who was drawn to shooting photos for the student newspaper on campus (despite having never shot photos before). He went from journalism into shooting portraits, citing that he often had big concepts that wouldn’t work […]

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Pentax 645D, 55mm f/2.8 lens, f/2.8, five frame HDR, ISO 200. I recently bought a Pentax 67, which is a medium format camera that shoots film. This was my first real taste of shooting this way. Why’s it called medium format? Let’s explore the origins of the formats. Large Format. Well, large format refers to film that is […]

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Join us for our newest Google+ Hangout for photographers — Mind Your Own Business.  This event is produced in partnership with Skip Cohen University and LensRentals.com. This month’s topic is The Challenges of Running a Photo Business (and Some Solutions Too). We’re joined by Sal Cincotta who’s a successful photographer who runs his own studio and international business and is the founder of […]

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“Pictures deface walls more often than they decorate them.”

 William Wordsworth

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“I just love to work on something until I get it right. To me, what’s important and what I enjoy is not the finished photograph but the process. The photograph is a record of that process.”

 Kim Weston

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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.

Gregory Crewdson 

“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