“Sometimes the events leading up to a photograph are more memorable than the photograph itself.” – Tanjavur Nateshachary Ayaam Perumal (or T.N.A. Perumal) in The Hindu, February 25, 2007.
T.N.A. Perumal, 75, is a wildlife photographer of some repute in India. Before you ask, I couldn't find a website address for him. Mr. Perumal also says this of what makes a masterpiece, “No matter how good the camera, and how many more frames you can click per second, it is instant visualization, legwork and immense patience that produces that masterpiece.” Ain't that the truth, Ruth!
“I just think it's important to be direct and honest with people about why you're photographing them and what you're doing. After all, you are taking some of their soul.” – Mary Ellen Mark
“It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter.” – Alfred Eisenstaedt