• "I like to think that whether my prints sell or not, I'm going to keep exploring my own personal obsessions." - Jason Langer

    Mary Elizabeth Photography
  • "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


  • "The eye, of course, is not enough. But the outer eye serves the inner eye, that's the point." - Theodore Roethke


  • "Lately I've been struck with how I really love what you can't see in a photograph." - Diane Arbus


  • Not Rated
    On January 7 2014, Nikon announced its latest entry-level DSLR, the D3300 . The D3300 features a 24.2 Megapixels sensor without an optical low pass filter, uses the new EXPEED 4 image processor and will come with a new small and retractable standard zoom kit lens.  The Nikon D3300 comes with a 3-inch 921k dot LCD monitor on the rear, compatibility with the WU-1a wireless adapter  for the transfer of images and remote shooting ,  Nikon's EXPEED 4 image-processing engine, IS...More »
    D3300 Sample Photos from Flickr
  • "This then: to photograph a rock, have it look like a rock, but be more than a rock. Significant representations not interpretation." - Edward Weston


  • "Photograph what you see... it might be reality. Photograph what could be... that is creativity. Photograph automatically... is that what you really see? Photograph manually... you may learn to see differently." - Steve Coleman


  • 60out of 100
    On January 7 2013, Panasonic announced its 2013 line-up of LUMIX compact cameras - ZS30, ZS25, TS5, TS25, LZ30, XS1, and SZ3. The line-up features new connectivity options, including in-built Wi-Fi and NFC (Near Field Communication) technologies, to provide the widest range of remote shooting options, remote viewing and instant sharing on social networks.  The LUMIX ZS30 is Panasonic's most advanced photo and video hybrid compact camera to date. It features 18.1 Megapixels MOS Sensor,...More »
  • 86out of 100
    On August 24 2013, Canon announced 4 new PowerShot digital cameras : the PowerShot G16, PowerShot S120, PowerShot SX510 HS and PowerShot SX170 IS. These cameras feature advanced DIGIC imaging technology to deliver superb image quality in portable, compact digital camera bodies. In addition, all four models have the ability to achieve fast autofocusing speeds. The PowerShot G16 and S120 also feature the new Star mode to help users capture the brilliance of a starry night sky, while the new B...More »
    G16 Sample Photos from Flickr
  • 90out of 100
    On February 6 2014, Nikon announced the 12.2 Megapixels COOLPIX P340 , a high quality camera that allows shooting at higher speeds. The bright lens with 5x optical zoom  (24-120mm, 35mm equivalent)   of the COOLPIX P340 has a fast aperture of f/1.8 in wide angle, can be extended up to 10x with Dynamic Fine Zoom and works with the 1/1.7-inch backlit CMOS sensor.  The P340 also comes with a large 1/1.7-inch, full manual controls (P, S, A, M), RAW (NRW) image capture, ...More »
  • Not Rated
    On January 7 2014, Nikon announced its latest entry-level DSLR, the D3300 . The D3300 features a 24.2 Megapixels sensor without an optical low pass filter, uses the new EXPEED 4 image processor and will come with a new small and retractable standard zoom kit lens.  The Nikon D3300 comes with a 3-inch 921k dot LCD monitor on the rear, compatibility with the WU-1a wireless adapter  for the transfer of images and remote shooting ,  Nikon's EXPEED 4 image-processing engine, IS...More »
    D3300 Sample Photos from Flickr
  • "Photography is not a sport. It has no rules. Everything must be dared and tried!" - Bill Brandt


  • "I have asked students at the beginning of their careers, what things of that sort might haunt them what things they must photograph, things they have to try to shoot even before they master the intricacies of making dye transfer prints." - Robert Adams