Photographers

Something different this week, so you can have a rest from all the edumacational history normally turning up in your feed on a Sunday. I’ve been taking photographs since I was a teenager, though only really started learning about photography 10 years ago. I love seeing other people when they are engrossed in taking photographs, and if I see someone so engaged, will take a picture of them if I can do it sneakily! So here is my collection of some of the happy people making memories, and a few who do it for a living.

“It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter.”
– Alfred Eisenstaedt

Tunisia 2008, the resort photographer, lovely chap.

“Photography has no rules, it is not a sport. It is the result which counts, no matter how it is achieved.”
– Bill Brandt

La Gleize, Belgium 2012

“Gosh, my job is so easy! I just click a button all day… said no photographer ever.”
– Unknown

Pathos, Cyprus, 2012

“Results are uncertain even among the more experienced photographers.”
– Matthew Brady

Bruges, Belgium, 2013

“In the world of photography, you get to share a captured moment with other people.”
– James Wilson

Sorrento, Italy 2013

“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.”
– Aaron Siskind

Times Square, New York City, USA 2014

“Photography is a love affair with life.”
– Burk Uzzle

Farne Islands, 2015

“The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people in it do.”
Andy Warhol

Angel of the North, Gateshead, UK 2017

“Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.”
– Marc Riboud

Corbridge, Northumberland, UK 2018

“A camera is a SAVE button for the mind’s eye.”
– Roger Kingston

Mont Saint Michel , Normandy France, 2019

All picture are embiggenable with a click!

Stay tooned for whatever comes next!

54 Comments

  1. Nice quotes; I vaguely remember one that said that ‘the shutter falls on the moment like a guillotine’…

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    1. Haha hadn’t heard that one!

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  2. What a delightful post, CJ. Your sneaky captures are great fun, and I love the quotes, which were all new to me. The James Wilson quote would be perfect on my blog! Out of curiosity, when were you at Mont Saint Michel? My mother and her friend visited in March 2019.

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    1. We were there at the beginning of May 2019, cheers ToC 😊

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  3. Something really intimate about photographing the photographers… also like the quotes and that you included Matthew Brady who if I remember rightly was the American Civil War photographer?The equipment changes but the taking of pictures remains the same.

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    1. Yes Brady was the civil war guy. Cheers Clare 😊

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  4. Great idea, and well realised. I remember being at Canary Wharf taking photos, with two cameras and five lenses in a Billingham bag. I was lying on my back to get an wideangle ‘uppie’ of the main tower, and I spotted a Japanese-looking guy taking photos of me taking the shots. I smiled at him, he gave me a thumbs up, and walked away. It was a nice ‘moment’.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. It’s good to connect with likeminded nutters 😀

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      1. That’s the best quote 👀

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        1. Haha cheers AK!

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  5. I do that sometimes too….love the quotes, and the photographers!

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  6. Fine examples illustrating excellent quotations

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  7. I love these shots— you’ve been the world over! Great quotes too.

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  8. splendid metaphotography
    ✨☀️🙏🕉️♾️☮️🙏☀️✨

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  9. Great pics. And thoughts. Photographs are a great prompt for stories and poems too….

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    1. Yes, Pete uses a lot of Sue’s photo’s for that. Thanks Rich.

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  10. Cheery stuff in the middle of not so cheery stuff. I especially like the pink shirt and phone one with the about face.

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    1. Cheers Naomi 🙂

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  11. Very nice! Great idea! I especially like the picture of the Tunesian resort chap.

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  12. Great post, Fraggle. My what beautiful blue eyes you have! “Photography is a love affair with life.” That sums it up for me. I love your photography. Click on!

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  13. Love these, especially the Times Square one – she looks like someone it would be fun to hang out with. My favourite, though, is the poppy field and all those people capturing their own special moment – and how did that car come to be parked behind the tree?

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    1. Ah there is a little road running alongside the poppy fiels and it’s parked on the verge there, you can’t really tell in the photo. Thanks Mary!

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  14. Some great photos, and quotes!

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    1. Cheers Marland!

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  15. I LOVE this post! The images and quotes together create a such an inspiring and delightful experience. Thank you for smile, enjoyed this!

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    1. Glad to bring you a smile 🙂

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  16. Great quotes! I like the first and the last one best. Just now, I’m kind of following the last one, re-living our holiday of last autumn, and writing about it in my blog.

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    1. It’s good to reminisce.

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  17. A great collection of quotes and pictures 🙂

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    1. Cheers Eddy 😊

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  18. What a wonderful idea to take pics of people taking pics! And you picked perfect quotes to go with them.😊

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    1. Thanks Kim! 😘

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  19. Love this collection, Fraggle! Quite a change from the castles etc!

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    1. Thanks Sue 🙂

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  20. Wow! I love this post! Photographing the photographers! I never take pics of people, I’m scared they will get mad! Your photos are soooo beautiful!

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    1. Aw thanks Elizabeth 😊

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  21. I absolutely love this! The quotations are wonderful (Siskind’s was my favorite) as are the photos. What a great post!!

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    1. Thanks Jennie, had to include Siskin-that’s my favourite too 🙂

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      1. You’re welcome! 🙂

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  22. I love clicking too…best way to capture the moment.

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    1. Clickers United 🙂

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  23. What an eye you have. You’d probably have made a good spy if most of those people don’t notice you.

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    1. Hah I don’t think MI5 would accept an old bat like me 🙂 cheers April!

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  24. Oh my gosh I LOVE the picture of all the photographers in the poppy field 🙂 So many busy artists at work all at once 🙂 It really is fun watching other people behind the camera, and I always enjoy looking at other people’s pictures, and seeing how each view through the lens is so unique and beautiful. What a great post, I really liked the quotes too!

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    1. Thanks M.B, I had a great day with my camera in that poppy field!

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  25. It felt like a project of Steve McCurry, you hunted the hunters 😎 I see fewer cameras and more cellphones, now that the latter are already spectacular. Is nice to see persons enjoying to take their time with no rush for social media : )

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    1. Haha not on the same planet as McCurry! 🤣 yes it is nice to see people just happy taking the pictures.

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