Seeing Leibovitz Aphorism #22


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

Annie Leibovitz

Strongly agree. A good photographer keeps searching for new things, subjects, topics and tries to frame it in a new way even without having a camera at hand. Many great shots are preconceived.

2 thoughts on “Seeing Leibovitz Aphorism #22

  1. I also agree but not having the camera at hand also leads to plenty of missed shots. The thought of the missed shot will be with you for quite a while.

  2. Steve, what I tried to stress here is that a photographer has the eyes for the next great shots all the time and is able to take “mental pictures”.
    However in everyday life we cannot always have our camera with a couple of heavy lenses and a tripod at hand. Yes, we might regret a missed shot here and there. On the other hand you may return another day and get that preconceived shot pending subject matter.

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