My dream concept is that I have a camera and I am trying to photograph what is essentially invisible. And every once in a while I get a glimpse of her and I grab that picture.
The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.
It's a weird scene. You win a few baseball games and all of a sudden you're surrounded by reporters and TV men with cameras asking you about Vietnam and race relations.
I confess it, I love the camera. When it's not on me, I'm not quite alive.
I really love sort of classical cinema where people were telling stories with very little dialogue, and people were using the camera in a really interesting way.
I have an underwater camera just in case I crash my car into a river, and at the last minute I see a photo opportunity of a fish that I have never seen.
I play myself all the time, on camera and off. What else can I do?
You play a part, and as soon as a movie is over and the camera stops, you go home and you're not really responsible for what you've done.
It is the photographer, not the camera, that is the instrument.
I hate cameras. I hate cameras and I hate camera phones. The camera's my worst enemy and my best friend. It's the way I convey my emotions to the world without saying a word, so I use it. People always say, 'You come alive as soon as the camera's on!'
A writer can write in an attic, or on top of a bus. Or with a sharp stick in some wet cement. To act, an actor has to have words. A stage. a camera turning.
The camera can photograph thought. It's better than a paragraph of sweet polemic.
No matter how advanced your camera you still need to be responsible for getting it to the right place at the right time and pointing it in the right direction to get the photo you want.
When you grow up on camera and in the public eye, you feel you have to put forth this image. I just took that to the extreme and there was a lot of pressure on me
Painting directly from nature is difficult as things do not remain the same; the camera helps to retain the picture in your mind.
I also know what looks good before the camera, how to move the camera, and how to get a story on the screen.
When I was teaching at Harvard in the 1970s, I went to Project Incorporated in Cambridge and took photography classes. I didn't even know how to aim the camera in those days.
Life came in and put me in front of the camera before I could really make a decision, but I think I probably would have gravitated to film.
If this validates anything, it's that learning how to bunt and hit-and-run and turning two is more important than knowing where to find the little red light on the dugout camera.
At the end of Requiem all I wanted to do was get a DV camera and just do a small film. But then the hunger comes back.
My heroes are the camera crew and the electricians. They work such long hours.
I was instructed by people in higher rank to stand there and hold this leash and look at the camera. We were doing what we were told.
Kevin Costner has feathers in his hair and feathers in his head. The Indians should have called him 'Plays with Camera.
I feel more comfortable in front of a camera than anywhere else.
Years ago - in the 70s, for about a decade - I carried a camera every place I went. And I shot a lot of pictures that were still life and landscape, using available light.
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