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Old Sep 25, 2012, 7:48 AM   #1
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"There are only two things you control as a photographer:"
What are they?

Answer to be revealed later, bonus points if you know who said it!

P.S. Points deducted if you google it!! It's supposed to generate discussion, not test your typing skills.

[Hint: when is a photographer like Champagne?]
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Old Sep 25, 2012, 3:45 PM   #2
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I think I heard on a Star Trek movie once "Timing is everything".... and I couldn't agree more....
I'm still thinking on the second...!
And your cryptic bit has me stumped...!!
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  • Your position in Space.
  • Your position in Time.
... though I'd suppliment that with ...
  • Your Attitude.
If you're in the right place at the right time, but you're looking in the wrong direction, you're not doing anything for your photography.

I confess to googling this (yesterday morning, before Peripatetic prohibited it), but I don't remember who said it. But based on the hint, my guess would be Brut(?)
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Your vision and desire.
Ansel Adams

This is my best guess, as trying to remember exactly what Mr. Adams said over 30 years ago while at a informal talk he gave to a class of photography students (I was young once).
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Adams Champagne?
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 9:30 AM   #6
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[Hint: when is a photographer like Champagne?]
At a wedding just before he pops his cork. What does that have to do with the first?

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For the married man...I would say the two things are your bank account and your ability to convince your wife, that spending a portion of it on new camera equipment really is a good decision.
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It seems to me the only things we can truly control is when and where to take the picture. As for who said it....well I just did.
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For the married man...I would say the two things are your bank account and your ability to convince your wife, that spending a portion of it on new camera equipment really is a good decision.
You can't actually be married and think those two things are under your control?

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