15 Photo Adages From Scott and Rick

September 17th, 2009 by admin
Copyright Scott Bourne 2002 - All Rights Reserved

Copyright Scott Bourne 2002 – All Rights Reserved

My pal Rick Sammon and I have been at this photography game for a long, long time – as is evidenced by our continually graying hair. (Hey – at least we still HAVE hair!)

Anyway, over the years, Rick and I have compiled a bunch of sayings we use to help people improve their photography. We promised several podcasts back that we’d post a list of some of the more prominent ones and here it is. Enjoy. (NOTE: Some of these sayings were inspired by other quotes or photographers and some of these we made up. It doesn’t matter which is which – only that you learn from them.)

1. The name of the game is fill the frame. (Rick)
2. When in doubt, leave it out. (Scott)
3. Light illuminates, shadows define. (Rick)
4. Before shooting, look up, look down, look all around (LUDA).(Scott)
5. Make pictures, don’t just take pictures. (Rick)
6. The camera looks both ways. (Rick)
7. Don’t photograph the world as it is, photograph the world as you’d like it to be. (Scott)
8. 99% of all lenses are better than 98% of all photographers. (Scott)
9. Where light and shadow fall on your subject – that is the essence of expression and art through photography. (Scott)
10. Beware (be aware of) the background – it can make or break a photograph. (Rick)
11. When you think you are close, get closer. (Rick)
12. See the light, explore the light, control the light and play with the light. (Rick)
13. I hear I forget, I see I remember, I do I understand. (Rick)
14. SAS – Subject Attention Simplify (Scott)
15. EDFAT – Entire Details Focal Length Angle Time (Scott)

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