Seth Resnick shares his favorite quotes.

This one’s my favorite from his selection.

“When two dogs fight for a bone , a third dog runs away with it.” – My Father 

Which one is your favorite?

Read all of his selected quotes here.

Find out more about Seth Resnick here.

Learn more in Seth’s D-65 Lightroom Workflow workshops.

Join Seth and I on a Digital Photo Destination here.

Find an insightful collection of 8 quotes selected by Sean Kernan – and the stories behind them.

Here’s my favorite quote from his selection.

“I’m not trying to make paintings, I’m trying to find something out.” – Piet Mondrian

Which is your favorite quote?

Find 7 more quotes here.

Find a quick Q&A with Sean Kernan here.

Find an extended conversation with Sean Kernan here.

Learn more about Sean Kernan here.

Find an insightful collection of 18 quotes selected by Sean Duggan.

Here’s my favorite quote from his selection.

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” – Henry David Thoreau

Which is your favorite quote?

Find 17 more quotes here.

Find more Photographer’s Favorite Quotes here.

Learn more about Sean Duggan here.

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Chris Orwig provides quick candid answers to 20 questions.

What’s the best thing about photography?

Life is short and time moves too fast. Yet, photography has provided me with the way to try to stop, slow and savor moments that otherwise would have been lost. Even more, good photographs seem to be a concentration of life, a distillation like evaporated sea water where only the salt remains. And photography has become a means and a passport to get out into the world and to live life with more focus, intensity and passion. In a sense, what’s best about photography is that it has saved me. It’s saved me from myself and helped me to focus on others and on the grand mystery of life. And in doing so, photography has given me a new way to see and live.

What’s the thing that interests you most about photography?

The idea that the camera can help you dig more deeply, see more clearly and live life more fully.

What’s the thing that interests you most about your own photographs?

In my own photographs I am always struck by the autobiographical nature of them. In a sense, I can look at a photograph and remember who I was when I took it and how I changed because of it. And collectively, these photographs help me appreciate, remember and make sense of my own life story.

How do you know when an image doesn’t work?

When an image is too obvious, too straightforward or too cliché I know that it isn’t going to work. Often, it’s these images that first catch my eye, yet the eye can easily be deceived. As one of my mentors once said, “Learning how to look and then look again, is as important as learning how to capture a frame.”

How do you know when an image is good?

I’m interested in capturing photographs that are authentic, alive and real. I like pictures that don’t feel staged but get beneath the surface of things. I like pictures that are simple, strong and can’t quite be placed in a particular time. What makes one of these photographs good is when I still feel it has these qualities a number of weeks after the fact. An image is good when it stands the test of time.

How do you know when an image is great?

An image is great when it can’t quite be explained. Rather than being “clear” these images have a poetic element of mystery that draws you in and deepens who you are and how you see the world. These images are timeless, they captivate and compel.

What’s the most useful photographic mantra?

As Marc Riboud said, “Photography is savoring life at 1/100th of second.”

Read more of this Q&A with Chris here.

Find a collection of Chris’ favorite quotes here.

Browse Chris books Visual Poetry and People Pictures here.

Watch Chris’ TEDx video here.

Find out more about Chris Orwig here.


Sean Duggan and I discuss Exploring Your Tools and Clarifying Your Process.

Find out more about Sean Duggan here.

Read Sean’s Q&A here.

Find more Photographers On Photography resources here.

 

Sean Duggan provides quick candid answers to 20 questions

What’s the best thing about photography?
It provides a window through which we can view our own world, as well as the world beyond our experience, other realities and other visions.

What’s the worst thing about photography?
That there so much of it. Our culture is so inundated with photographs that they can become the visual equivalent of background noise

What’s the thing that interests you most about other people’s photographs?

The way they see and interpret their world. Their unique visions show me things I could not imagine, and present new conceptual pathways to follow.

What benefits do you get from (this/these) other art form/s?
Poetry helps me to be visually sensitive to the possibility of metaphor in an image; it helps me appreciate photographs as visual poems.

Writing helps me to more fully explore and understand ideas and concepts.

Making sculptural assemblages is a tactile and three-dimensional way to explore ideas through the combination of different materials and found objects. This work often directly influences my “Artifacts of an Uncertain Origin” series of photographs.

What failure did you learn the most from?
No particular failure, but the general idea that in any failure there is an opportunity to learn something, to take that knowledge, start again, and do it better.

Read the rest of Sean’s answers here.

Read other photographers answers to the same questions here.

Find out more about Sean Duggan here.

Find more Photographers On Photography resources here.


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