discreetrobot's Journal

25. girl. loves photography, arts, crafts, and music.

Letting go of self is an essential precondition to real seeing. When you let go of yourself, you abandon any preconceptions about the subject matter that might cramp you into photographing in a certain predetermined way. As long as you are worried about whether or not you will be able to make good pictures, or are concerned about enjoying yourself, you are unlikely to make the best photographs you can or to experience the joy of photography to the fullest.

- Freeman Patterson from his book Photography And The Art of Seeing