Having a camera makes you a photographer in the same way that having a microwave makes you a chef.
- Project 365 - One great photo a day
- Project Life - A scrapbook w/ 1 page per week
- Project 52 - One great photo per week
- Pick an Object - Shoot the same thing over time
- *Long* Exposures - Like 6 months long!
- Each Hour - A photo for each hour of the day
- Use Apps - Like the Photojojo Time Capsule, Collect or Everyday
Photo by Melina Souza
I didn’t steal these images. My only mistake was not giving the original artists credit. I’ve now spoken to them and apologized to them. We came to the agreement that I have to take everything down and destroy it, which is exactly what I’m going to do […] Now everything is all f**ked up. I don’t have a gallery. I don’t have a job. I don’t have any way to make money … Now nobody wants to buy my work, even though most of it isn’t a copy of anything. I’m not a millionaire! I live in a tiny little room and people think that I’m some famous millionaire. It’s not the case.
- Josafat Miranda
No amount of technology will turn a mediocre photographer into a great one. Nor, in conceptual terms, will it transform a bad idea into a good one. For that you would still need to possess a rare set of creative gifts that are still to do with seeing, with deep looking.
You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.
|—||Ansel Adams (1902–1984, USA)|
Photography is the easiest art…
Photography is a very lonely medium. There’s a kind of beautiful loneliness in voyeurism. And that’s why I’m a photographer.
“I don’t photograph life as it is, but life as I would like it to be,” ~ Robert Doisneau