All I ever learned about photography I learned from ______

Inspired by the idea of clichés and influence, musings on how people try and copy certain photography masters. Some of these also have some overlap with the [internet photographer] meme parody.

Henri Cartier Bresson — All I need to do is wander around with a Leica taking street photos.

Ansel Adams — All I need is a pretty mountain with clouds.

Robert Capa — All I need to do is get closer.

Richard Prince — All I need is a good lawyer.

Garry Winogrand — All I need to do is burn more film.

Robert Frank — All I need to do is take blurry black and white photos of poor people.

Weegee — All I need is a dead body.

Richard Avedon — All I need to do is include the edge markings of my film.

Steve McCurry — All I need is a Nikkor 105/2.5.

Note: Yes, I know better. These are all western white males on purpose.

Author: Nick Vossbrink

Blogging about Photography, Museums, Printing, and Baseball Cards from both Princeton New Jersey and the San Francisco Bay Area. On Twitter as @vossbrink, WordPress at, and the web at

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