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Often heard on my stall when I tried selling prints at village fetes, etc.

"Your pictures are lovely, you must have a really good camera."
I have a favourite landscape hanging on the wall in our hallway of the Gateshead Millennium Bridge and Baltic building.

I took it on medium format Velvia, and the detail is such that you can count the bricks in the Baltic building, several hundred metres away on the opposite side of the Tyne.

The number of people who have looked at it and said "ohhh that is so clear; you must have a digital camera".
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"Sharpness is a bourgeois concept"
Henri Cartier-Bresson

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The Great Ernst Haas Said, "The best lens you have is your feet. You want a wide angle? Back up! You want a telephoto? Move in!"
Haas was a wonderful photographer and I've got several of his books, but he clearly didn't understand much about perspective!

BTW there's a good podcast about exactly this from Martin Bailey recently: episode 568 here - https://www.martinbaileyphotography.com/podcasts/
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Haas was a wonderful photographer and I've got several of his books, but he clearly didn't understand much about perspective!

BTW there's a good podcast about exactly this from Martin Bailey recently: episode 568 here - https://www.martinbaileyphotography.com/podcasts/
Thanks for the podcast link, I'll review this later when I'm home.

I understand what Haas meant... don't think he had any misconceived ideas about perspective (surely a 'God' of photography wouldn't, would he?) but perhaps the podcast will reveal more.

I'm a great fan of Leiter and Haas, both of whom have phenomenal eye for colour and composition. Have a couple of Leiter's books, but I need to add Haas to my library. Any recommendations on choice?
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I understand what Haas meant... don't think he had any misconceived ideas about perspective (surely a 'God' of photography wouldn't, would he?) but perhaps the podcast will reveal more.

I'm a great fan of Leiter and Haas, both of whom have phenomenal eye for colour and composition. Have a couple of Leiter's books, but I need to add Haas to my library. Any recommendations on choice?
Yes, I was just deliberately taking him over-literally!

Haas had a reputation for over-saturated colour designed for the Sunday supplements, but actually he also did a lot of almost social documentary work. I'll post a couple of examples when I get home a bit later - one of his classics is 'Himalayan Pilgrimage'.
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'Ere we go...
https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/cka/Ernst...2768966&sr=1-1
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Himalayan-P.../dp/050054056X
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Thanks for the links Mark and the pointer for Haas, Steve. I love Saul Leiter's work but hadn't come across Ernst Haas before, his work looks very interesting.

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Thanks Mark, I think I'll start off by buying 'Color Correction', I've seen quite a few of the images from this book on the net, but nothing compares with reflected light off the page.
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Haas was a wonderful photographer and I've got several of his books, but he clearly didn't understand much about perspective!

BTW there's a good podcast about exactly this from Martin Bailey recently: episode 568 here - https://www.martinbaileyphotography.com/podcasts/
Here's another web cast discussing the difference between zooming by foot and optical zooming: http://petapixel.us3.list-manage2.co...d&e=b8a5b56ba0
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Often heard on my stall when I tried selling prints at village fetes, etc.

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The reply I read somewhere: your cakes are lovely, you must have a really good oven.
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The reply I read somewhere: your cakes are lovely, you must have a really good oven.
Or, your knuckles aren't hairy, you must have a really good razor.
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Matt Stuart: "...I have photographed on the street every day. I have to go out, otherwise I might miss something, and you can never predict what you might be missing. Sometimes I go out just to make sure there's nothing happening."
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I like this quote from Nils Jorgensen: "Why am I taking photographs? Good question."
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"A great picture which is technically great is a great picture, and a great picture that is technically flawed is still a great picture too." Jeff Procopowicz
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"A great picture which is technically great is a great picture, and a great picture that is technically flawed is still a great picture too." Jeff Procopowicz
However, an unimaginative but technically perfect image is always second best. A great image is great even if it's slightly out of focus. HCB proved the point. A quote from him is referenced above by drmarkf.
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