Anyone can take a picture...a person with a passion sees the picture before it's taken.
Technical ability aside, the difference is commitment. Some people look at whatever they do as a job and then they want to be good craftsmen. Then there are people who do it as a passion. They really care about it., and it shows in their photographs.
Associated Press Guide to Photojournalism (Associated Press Handbooks) by Brian Horton
ISBN: 0071363874 Page: 14 This book is available from
Like the collector, the photographer is animated by a passion that, even when it appears to be for the present, is linked to a sense of the past.
On Photography by Susan Sontag
ISBN: 0385267061 Page: 77 This book is available from
Photography for me is a passion, a mixture of science and art that creates magic. If a day goes by without photography, it’s incomplete.