• "When people ask what equipment I use ........ I tell them my eyes!" - Steve Denby

    Mary Elizabeth Photography
  • "If photography is allowed to complement art in some of its functions, the latter will soon be ousted and ruined by it, thanks to the natural confederacy which will have grown up between photography and the crowd. Therefore photography must return to its proper duty which consists in being a servant to the sciences and the arts." - Charles Baudelaire


  • 90out of 100
    On February 24 2014, Nikon announced the launch of its flagship full-frame camera, the Nikon D4S . The D4s is an upgrade of its former full-frame flagship model - the D4. It offers improvements in areas such as autofocus performance, image quality, movie recording and so on over its predecessor.  The D4S comes with a new 16.2 Megapixels full-frame sensor along with a new EXPEED 4 image-processing engine. The native ISO range goes from ISO 100 to ISO 25,600, but Nikon D4S supports exten...More »
    D4S Sample Photos from Flickr
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    On October 15 2013, Sony announced the Alpha A7 and A7R , the world's smallest interchangeable lens camera. The A7R features a 35mm full-frame Exmor CMOS sensor, 36.4 Megapixels sensor resolution and no optical low-pass filter for optimum sharpness. The new gapless on-chip lenses eliminate gaps between sensor nodes on the sensor's surface for an increased light collection efficiency, high resolution, sensitivity and noise reduction. Together with the new Bionz X processor - that's three time...More »
    Alpha A7R Sample Photos from Flickr
  • "I don't own a camera, so I travel with a police sketch artist." - George Carlin


  • "Photographs of people are often frozen motion - the moment made eternal. In nature photography, the opposite applies ... eternity is frozen and made into a moment. We are granted a glimpse of eternity itself." - Gu?mundur Andri Thorsson


  • "The only thing that makes a good photo is if you like the photo." - Andrew Maclean


  • "The camera is just a viewfinder with a recording device, as it can't think!" - Steve Denby


  • "In the immediate world, everything is to be discerned..with the whole of consciousness, seeking to perceive it as it stands: so that the aspect of a street in sunlight can roar in the heart of itself as a symphony, perhaps as no symphony can: and all consciousness is shifted from the imagined, the revisive, to the effort to perceive simply the cruel radiance of what is." - James Rufus Agee


  • "A photograph is usually looked at seldom looked into." - Ansel Adams


  • "...actually, ambition won't get you that far. You'll shift gears. You'll see something that's shinier. But if you believe... then you're the long-distance runner." - Sam Abell


  • "I enjoy traveling and recording far-away places and people with my camera. But I also find it wonderfully rewarding to see what I can discover outside my own window. You only need to study the scene with the eyes of a photographer." - Alfred Eisenstaedt


  • "Why does one become a photographer?
    Initially, I think everone has the same motivation: the desire to travel, to excape from everyday routine. Man, like most animals, has a restlessness in him, a need to set off. And then with time, you realise that you learn just as much by looking around you....

    How does one become a photographer?
    You need to have "an eye", and I don't think itcan be learnt. Going to a specialised school is therefore not imperative, but it is a good thing: more important than learning about technique, need to mature, to acquire knowledge and culture. At least, this is the way I feel. I am not one to pontificate. We must all find our waym and follow it.
    Photography requires hard work, seriousness and solid culture. You also need extensive knowledge of your subject_such was the case with my first project about lions. A photographer must also have sound general and artistic knowledge; he must be familiar with the work of photographers before him, be a regular visitor to museums, etc.."
    - Yann Arthus Bertrand



  • "Photography has all the rights, and all the merits, necessary for us to turn towards it as the art of our time." - Alexander Rodchenko


  • "The start of a photograph is from a previous picture. There is no preconception, rather predisposition (which predisposition includes the camera, lenses and the film with me at the time). I will usually return to a familiar place or one that seems familiar. I stand still or move slowly, feeling things like the impulse of shapes, the direction of lines, the quality of surfaces. I frame with my eye (sometimes with my hands) as the ground glass would frame. Nothing that one could reasonably call thinking is taking place al this stage. The condition is total absorption; the decision (a picture) is spontaneous ... Ambiguity may be the clue, there is the material. and there am I intruding my private intent. I know the imminence of the world and experience it with full sensuality; at the same time I am involved with projection of myself as idea. Strong tensions are inevitable, pleasurable and disturbing. Is not the aesthetic optimum order with the tensions continuing?" - Aaron Siskind


  • "That a horse rushing along at the rate of a mile in one and two thirds of a minute (more than 17 yards in a second) should be seized by photographic art so as to show every limb well and clearly delineated would have seemed wonderful indeed to the early professors of that art." - Anonymous