I also do a lot of "dabbling" in Photoshop CS5 but still consider myself self-taught on the ins and outs of Photoshop.I have taken several BP classes and have noticed a vast improvement in the quality of my images making many on-line friends along the way. I am in a critiquing club here at BP and have learned so much from my peers. There is so much to discover about both taking and editing pictures and it is that learning that excites me and spurs me on.
Photography is a process that has allowed me to see so much more than I ever did before - and in such unique ways.
Here are just a few of my favorite photography quotes:
You don't take a photograph, you make it. ~ Ansel Adams
Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I'm going to take tomorrow. ~ Imogene Cunningham
When the shutter closes, the world opens - Sharon Wax
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep! - Scott Adams
Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst. ~ Henri Cartier-Bresson
You've got to push yourself harder. You've go to start looking for photographs nobody else can take. You've got to take the tools you have and probe deeper. ~ William Albert Allard
Twelve significant photographs in any on year is a good crop. ~ Ansel Adams
A good snapshot stops a moment from running away. ~ Eudora Welty
The goal is not to change your subjects but for the subject to change the photographer. ~ Unknown
Buying a Nikon doesn't make you a photographer. Buying a Nikon makes you a Nikon owner. ~ Unknown
Sometimes I get to a place just when God is ready to have someone click the shutter. ~ Ansel Adams