John Sheckler, a former photographer for the Standard Times in New Bedford, Massachusetts, said this when asked how many photographers does it take to screw in a light bulb. - "Only one. However, it takes two editors and three reporters to decide if the bulb should be turned clockwise or counter clockwise or just shoved in."
I believe in the photographer's magic — the ability to stir the soul with light and shape and colour. To create grand visual moments out of small and simple things, and to infuse big and complicated subjects with unpretentious elegance. He respects classic disciplines, while at the same time insists on being fast, modern and wild.
Lifes light. Life is light. You can make light do anything you want to. Photography means 'light writing'.
I often think of that rare fulfilling joy, when I am in the presence of some wonderful alignment of events. Where the light, the colour, the shapes and the balance all interlock so beautifully that I feel truly overwhelmed by the wonder of it.
You must always remember that the camera is merely a box with a hole in it which transmits light onto a light sensitive surface to make an image. Everything else is superfluous.
How many photographers does it take to change a light bulb? 50. One to change the bulb, and forty-nine to say, "I could have done that!"
The earth is not a fresh air resort and the idyllic prospectuses of the earth tell lies. Nature does not run along the little thread on which reason would like to see it run. the light of day is beautiful but poisonous...
To speak technically photography is the art of writing with light. But if I want to think about it more philosophically, I can say that photography is the art of writing with time. When you capture an image you capture not only a piece of space, you also capture a piece of time. So you have this piece of specific time in your square or rectangle. In that sense I find that photography has more to do with time than with light.
Jesus would have been one of the best photographers that ever existed. He was always looking at the beauty of people souls. In fact Jesus was constantly making pictures of God in people's life by looking at their souls and exposing them to his light.
Available to all photographers free is the one light source given by a window which faces the north. It's a painterly light that any face or still life comes alive in.
The moment you take the leap of understanding to realize you are not photographing a subject but are photographing light is when you have control over the medium.
Where light and shadow fall on your subject - that is the essence of expression and art through photography.
..amateurs worry about equipment,
professionals worry about money,
masters worry about light,
I just take pictures...