10 Sayings That Will Improve Your Photography

If you’ve been reading my stuff for a while or attended one of my photo workshops, you’ve no doubt heard some of my little photography sayings. If you haven’t, get ready, because here are some of my favorites. Each is an attempt to drill down to the most basic tip I can come up with to immediately improve someone’s photography. Note that I am not claiming any of these are original, although I think a few of them are. They are things I have picked up over the years reading great works by great photographers like Ansel Adams for instance.

In no particular order…

1. Background, Background, Background

2. The Camera Looks Both Ways

3. When In Doubt, Leave It Out

4. If Your Photos Aren’t Good Enough, You Aren’t Close Enough

5. If You Want To Backlight, Shoot Tight

6. Feel Your Way To A Photograph

7. Make Pictures, Don’t Just Take Pictures

8. The Most Interesting Subjects Make For The Most Interesting Pictures

9. Depth Of Feeling, Not Depth Of Field

10. To Make A Photograph, Is To Make A Memory