Photography is much more than reproduction of an image that reflects an instant of reality and nothing else. Nor is it a hasty snap shot taken on the spur of the moment.
It is an art form that depends on a range of carefully considered inputs that include composition, location, lighting, angles and originality. A great photograph captures more than reality; it contains the essence underlying reality.
There is no such thing as a perfect photograph, yet photographers never cease to search for it. And that is part of a photograph's appeal.
The photographers whom I find most inspiring include Yousuf Karsh, Man Ray, Helmut Newton, and Henri Cartier Bresson.
Brian Wimborne (Member of the Royal Photographic Society, UK)
“A photograph is a click away. A good photograph is a thousand clicks away and a better one, a million clicks away.” (Kowtham Kumar K)
“When you photograph people in color you photograph their clothes. When you photograph people in black and white, you photograph their soul!” (Ted Grant)