To live a creative life you must get over the fear of hearing the words you are doing it the wrong way. Wish I heard that from one teacher when I was in school. – kuster




“Amateurs worry about the technical, professional’s worry about the finances, and the Master is only concerned with the light.”

My desire to create images and capture moments is so strong, I would create photos even if no one ever saw them.


Forgiveness has no strings attached restoration has a number of stings attached.

When words seem inadequate, shut up and shoot. Pictures are worth a thousand words.

Kevin Kuster

A good photographer is someone who make you feel.

Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow.

– Imogen Cunningham

When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.

Ansel Adams

Everyone left me because I am too poor to be loved.

Grandma, Ilian Island

Oscar Wilde once said “Life is a nightmare that prevents one from sleeping.” I’d like to add Social Media into that sentence.

New Year’s resolution: Start using my 8 x 10 film camera again. Shoots amazing images and I look great wearing the blackout focusing cloth over my head.

The mission of photography is to explain man to man and each to himself. And that is the most complicated thing on earth.

Edward Steichen

My job as a portrait photographer is to seduce, amuse and entertain.

Helmut Newton

Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.

― Marc Riboud

It’s one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it’s another thing to make a portrait of who they are.

Paul Caponigro

When people ask me what equipment I use, I tell them my eyes.

Ansel Adams

Don’t shoot what it looks like, shoot what it feels like .

David Allan Harvey

You can not depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.

Mark Twain

Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph.

– Matt Hardy

If your pictures aren’t good enough, you aren’t close enough.

Robert Capa

A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.

Edward Steichen

A good snap shot stops a moment from running away.

Eudora Welty

Life is like photography, you develop from all the negatives.


To the complaint, ‘there are no people in these photographs,’ I respond, ‘there are always two people: the photographer & viewer.

Ansel Adams

Contrast is what make photography interesting to view!

Conrad Hall

Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.

Danny Kaye

If you wouldn’t ask a chef what kind of stove did they use to prepare a great meal— why do people believe it is appropriate to ask a photographer what kind of camera did they use after viewing a impressive image?


‘Photography is the easiest medium in the arts to gain a level of competency in and the hardest to acquire a signature style.’

Chuck Close [paraphrased]

A photographer rejecting the use of camera phone is like a painter rejecting a pencil. It’s not the tool that makes the image, it’s how the artist uses the tool to express their vision.


Motivation is what gets you started, habit is what keeps you going, dedication is what makes you great.