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10 Photography Experts and their Lessons

During my career in the world of photography, I have had the great fortune to meet,and interview many of the best photographers and editors in this business. In these interviews, and various times throughout my projects, I have always wondered, what have been the most valued lessons they have learned during the course of their careers. Here is a collection of 10 responses I still remember to this date,  and hope they will be useful to you all:

Pirarucu Wood Carving . Colombian Amazon
Indigenous boy holding his father´s pirarucu wood carving. Colombian Amazon. The real animal, its also known as arapaima or paiche (Arapaima gigas). It is a South American tropical freshwater fish, and one of the largest freshwater fishes in the world. Photograph © KIKE CALVO


1. “Working in an ethical matter more than anything” – James Estrin

2. “Every story has a teaching experience” – Kathy Moran

3. “Humility” – Jose Benito Ruiz

4. “Hard work is more important than talent, the ability to generate ideas is more important than the eye” – Bob Krist

5. “The most important tools are the mind and soul” – Gerd Ludwig

6. “Never stop looking, no matter where you are, everywhere there are good photographs” – Art Wolfe

 7. “To learn that happiness is what brings success, and not the other” – Ami Vitale

8. “Everyone has something to contribute” – Elizabeth Krist

9. “We should not bring anything in life that presets ideas or stereotypes” – Tino Soriano

10. And last, but not least, I’d say: ¨Never stop dreaming!¨  – Kike Calvo


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  3. Luis Alarcón
    January 30, 2013, 3:54 pm

    Me quedo con la frase de Bob Krist. Yo personalmente,cada día creo más en imaginar situaciones y crearlas, y sobre todo de trabajar duro… “si tiene que llegar la inspiración, que te pille trabajando”.

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