Our quote today comes from the world of writing. Author and poet William Thackeray uses his wordsmithing to help define what we do…

Isn’t it amazing what we can do with a camera?

quote image“The two most engaging things about photography are to make new things familiar and familiar things new.”
William Thackeray

The power of photography is immense. Making something we see everyday beautiful or interesting. Or causing someone to see something as if for the first time. How about the social causes being advanced?

Ansel Adams and Galen Rowell with preserving nature. Minor White & Henri Cartier Bresson exploring black and white visions.

Richard Avedon and Gregory Heisler pushing portrait techniques.

Photographers working for the U.S. government’s Farm Security Administration (FSA) and later the Office of War Information (OWI) between 1939 and 1944 made approximately 1,600 color photographs that depict life in the United States, including Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The pictures focus on rural areas and farm labor, as well as aspects of World War II mobilization, including factories, railroads, aviation training, and women working.

You, in lighting and posing your people in a flattering manner that allows a person to see themselves as others do in the best light.

Think of the images you can create whether it be of beauty, horror, social issues or… You think. Share here how you are using your camera and image making skills for the greater good and if you are not is that something you might think about??

Yours in Photography,          Bob