Saturday, October 3, 2009

Putting People in Nature

"When out with his camera the photographer must feel whether he wishes figures in his landscape or not. He must say to himself, 'This view wants a figure exactly there, and it must be a light figure or a gray figure or a black figure.' For the life of him he may not be able to say why he wants a figure there. It is sufficient for him to know that its addition will make his photograph more satisfactory. If he has patience and waits long enough the figure will come. Then his friends will say, 'What a lucky snapshot; how well that figure comes there; an artist could not have put it in a better place.'"
--Frank Sutcliffe

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