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AN IMPORTANT LESSON IN BEING OPEN

Every photographer I admire believes impact and content of a photograph are far more important than its technical success(es) or failure(s). As Jay Maisel puts it, “I’m far more concerned about the picture quality than the pixel quality.”

Consider this photograph as case in point, with a shutter speed of 1/6 of a second … MUCH too slow in a traditional sense. (CLICK FOR FULL POST)


 

THE NONPROFIT CONUNDRUM

Activist and fundraiser Dan Pallotta calls out the double standard that drives our broken relationship to charities. Too many nonprofits, he says, are rewarded for how little they spend -- not for what they get done.

Instead of equating frugality with morality, he asks us to start rewarding charities for their big goals and big accomplishments (even if that comes with big expenses). (CLICK HERE FOR FULL POST)


 

A FEW WORDS FROM THE BEST EVER

Whether or not you are a photojournalist, it is more than worth the 3:28 minutes to hear from arguably the greatest war and conflict photographer ever - James Nachtwey.

Like his images, Nachtwey's Lifetime Achievement Award (from ASME) acceptance speech is concise, powerful and important. (CLICK HERE FOR FULL POST)

 

QUOTES


“Above all, life for a photographer cannot be a life of indifference.”

— Robert Frank

“Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing.”

— Camille Pissarro

“If you want something you’ve never had, then you’ve got to do something you’ve never done. And, expect it to be outside your comfort zone.”

— Unknown

“Get over your past success so you can see with fresh eyes and come up with new ideas and new solutions.”

— Jay Maisel

“A snapshot is when someone looks in a camera and lets you photograph them. A photograph is when someone lets you look into their world.”

— Peter Turnley

“Often when you think you’re at the end of something, you’re actually at the beginning of something else.”

— Fred (Mister) Rogers

“Amateurs practice until they get it right. Professionals practice until they no longer get it wrong.”

— Unknown

FEAR either stands for Forget Everything And Run or Face Everything And Rise. The choice is yours.”

— Unknown

“Action creates clarity.”

— James Wedmore

“Eat well. Laugh often. Love much.”

— Italian saying