How to Take A Good Photo

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Kona watching cows at sunset over Mt Burdell

“If you are out there shooting, things will happen for you. If you’re not out there, you’ll only hear about it.” – Jay Maisel

Kona watching cows at sunset over Mt Burdell
Kona watching cows at sunset over Mt Burdell

“Sometimes I do get to places just when God’s ready to have somebody click the shutter.”  ~ Ansel Adams

Golden Gate Bridge from Marin Headlands
Golden Gate Bridge from Marin Headlands

“One doesn’t stop seeing. One doesn’t stop framing. It doesn’t turn off and on. It’s on all the time.” — Annie Leibovitz

Mary and Kona on rainy Cherry Hill walk
Mary and Kona on rainy Cherry Hill walk

I took these three photos yesterday.  It was a good day to take photos, which I anticipated due to a storm and lots of clouds.  But any day is a good day if you go looking.

“Every other artist begin with a blank canvas, a piece of paper… the photographer begins with the finished product”Edward Steichen

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“There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are” – Ernst Haas

Go take pictures.  Have a story.  Have a feeling.  That is the secret of a good photograph.

“Look and think before opening the shutter. The heart and mind are the true lens of the camera.” – Yousuf Karsh

 

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