“When I was in school, I wanted to be W. Eugene Smith. He was a legendary staffer at Life, a consummate photojournalist, and an architect of the photo essay. He was also kinda crazy.
That was obvious when he came to lecture at Syracuse University and put a glass of milk and a glass of vodka on the lectern. Both were gone at the end of the talk. He was taking questions and I was in the front row, hanging on every word.
Mr. Smith, is the only good light available light?” came the question.
He leaned into the microphone. “Yes,” he baritoned, and paused.
A shudder ran through all of us. That was it! No more flash! God’s light or nothing!
But then he leaned back into the mic, “By that, I mean, any &*%%@$ light that’s available.”
― Joe McNally, The Moment It Clicks: Photography Secrets from One of the World's Top Shooters
Happy World Photography Day!
Picking up a camera 4 years ago was the best thing I have ever done
It has helped me in ways I could not even begin to describe, whether it be self expression, or otherwise
I have never considered myself an artist (and I probably never will)
Self-taught, I fly by the seat of my pants, and I Love It :)))
That is what a camera is to me...
It allows me to be myself, and experiment along the way 🙂
I have no fancy studio, no fancy artificial lights, no fancy camera either
My camera allows me to work with what I have, and the joy it gives me is immense
It has always got me through tough times
It is truly my therapy
And meeting up with incredible photographers on my journey has been the best part
I learn from all of you every day
And the fact that you all take the time to stop by, always makes me feel blessed to have you in my life
You are way more important to me than you will ever know
So I thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for all you unknowingly do for me :)))
Have a beautiful day, you incredible Photographers!!
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