Photographers mistake the emotion they feel while taking the picture as judgment that the photograph is good.
Photos have no narrative content. They only describe light on surface
No one moment is most important. Any moment can be something.
Documentary Photography - LIFE Library of Photography
You’ve got to deal with how photographs look, what’s there, not how they’re made.
Visions and Images : American Photographers on Photography by Barbaralee Diamonstein
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…The photograph should be more interesting or more beautiful than what was photographed.
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I photograph to find out what something will look like photographed.
A photograph can look any way.
If I knew how to take a good photograph, I'd do it every time.
In my view you cannot claim to have seen something until you have photographed it.
I take pictures like Jimmy Page, and I play guitar like Ansel Adams.