image by tom martinez

So it’s the holiday season and you’re itching to get that shiny new camera working, but you don’t want to take yet another holiday “snapshot.” The Switch to Manual Guys have a few thoughts about how to have fun by tapping into your unique creative eye. Also, they share some of their favorite quotes from inspiring photographers. And if you get inspired and take something you like, share it and get featured along with others from the STM “Street Shots” podcast listening audience.

Photographer Quotes

The photographer is a joyous sensualist, for the simple reason that the eye traffics in feelings, not in thoughts. 

– Walker Evans

In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.

— Alfred Stieglitz

There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment.

— Robert Frank

Nothing is ever the same twice because everything is always gone forever, and yet each moment has infinite photographic possibilities.

 – Michael Kenna

When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.

— Ansel Adams