From some of the world’s great photographers:

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

                                                                                                  – Edward Steichen

 “You don’t take a photograph, you make it.”

                                                                                                    -Ansel Adams

 “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

“There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.”

                                                                                                       -Ansel Adams

 “In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.”

                                                                                                     – Alfred Stieglitz

 “Sometimes I do get to places just when God’s ready to have somebody click the shutter.”

                                                                                                       – Ansel Adams

This pretty much sums up my philosophy about photography.  I couldn’t have said it better than the above!