Quotes of the Day for 18 November 2002 – Photographs
Louis Jacques Mande Daguerre was born near Paris on this day in 1789. In 1826 the Frenchman Joseph-Nicephore Niepce took the first photograph, but it wasn't practical as it required eight hours of full daylight to make the exposure. Daguerre became an assistant to Niepce, and in 1839 Daguerre came up with a process to cut the exposure to 20 minutes. You've seen daguerreotypes on antique collections, low contrast, a little silvery in the right light, and the subjects look dour and frozen. So would you if you had to hold a pose for 20 minutes! In his honor, here are some quotes on Photographs.
Photography to the amateur is recreation, to the professional it is work, and hard work too, no matter how pleasureable it my be.
- Edward Weston
View a negative experience in your life like you'd look at a photo negative. A single negative can create an unlimited number of positive prints.
- Gerhard Gschwandtner
No matter how slow the film, Spirit always stands still long enough for the photographer It has chosen.
- Minor White
Most things in life are moments of pleasure and a lifetime of embarrassment; photography is a moment of embarrassment and a lifetime of pleasure.
- Tony Benn
Within every man and woman a secret is hidden, and as a photographer, it is my task to reveal it if I can.
- Yousuf Karsh
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