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My 15 Favorite Photography Quotes from Master Photographers

My 15 Favorite Photography Quotes from Master Photographers

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. But sometimes we need words to give expression to what we think and feel around a single photograph or photography in its entirety. So I actually feel that pictures and words go hand in hand most of the time. When we see a photo there’s an infinite number of reactions to that single image. We need words to articulate our reaction.

Creative Photography Project: 9 Different Photos of the Same Object

Creative Photography Project: 9 Different Photos of the Same Object

Whenever I feel lost, I pick up my camera and start to photograph. The simple act of picking up my camera in the midst of what feels like chaos creates a little overwhelm free island of time. I’m focused on creating something and when I’m photographing there’s not much else that can enter my mind. It’s what I call the mindful nature of photography and it’s healing.

Nature Encourages Me To Click

Nature Encourages Me To Click

This month’s blog takes us into the wonderful world of India. More specifically, to a little village next to the Mahanadi River, called Athmallik. This magical village is the source of inspiration and encouragement for Arpita to document the mesmerizing world around her. Arpita´s home town is surrounded by hills, deep forests, and water. “I have been surrounded and inspired by this since my childhood.”……

Are You Taking Or Are You Making?

Are You Taking Or Are You Making?

So, a funny thing happens every time I write about photography which is like on a daily basis. I make it a point to write Make Photographs and not Take Photographs because well, that’s what it actually is. A photo is made. But the spelling checker on my laptop keeps highlighting the word Make wanting me to correct it to Take. It annoys me because it’s wrong on so many levels and I always ignore the suggestion.

Come A Little Bit Closer…..

Come A Little Bit Closer…..

Photography Quotes to Inspire and Delight, a monthly series on Photography Playground. This month’s quote is by Robert Capa: “If your pictures aren’t good enough, you aren’t close enough.” I’ve always believed this is true for the actual physical closeness to your subject. But there’s also a deeper level to his words. It’s about the connections you make with the people and the places you photograph.

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Mindful Photography

See Fresh

Open your eyes to the abundance, wonder, and beauty in your everyday surroundings with mindful photography. Get your camera or smartphone camera and discover 6 weeks of photo inspiration.