Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/04/07

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Subject: [Leica] why we photograph?
From: lists at (PHC)
Date: Fri Apr 7 04:58:01 2006
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I think it's amazing how many of the respondents to this have said they 
can't draw. I believe that practically everyone can draw, it's just 
that it has to be taught. Like playing the piano - everyone can do 
something on the piano if they're shown how, but not everyone can be 
Daniel Barenboim.

Learning to draw is rather more important than the piano if you're a 
photographer though, because even if you are not an undiscovered 
prodigy, and you are never satisfied with the results, you will learn 
how to see. And there's nothing more important than that for a 

So - forget about buying that new lens and spend the money instead on a 
life drawing course. At least then you'll be able to say you take 
photographs because you chose to, not because you couldn't do something 


Paul Hardy Carter
+44 (0)20 7871 7553

On 7 Apr 2006, at 05:19, wrote:

> I can't draw worth a Damn, so I like to show what i see through the 
> camera.

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