Gary’s List of Favorite Outdoor Photographer Cliché Sayings

The south end of a north bound animal

Over the years of teaching workshops and working in group settings, I’ve heard (and used myself) a number of repeated cliché sayings from different photographers.

Each time I hear one of these phrases I get a chuckle.

So, for a little fun, here is a short list of my favorite most oft-repeated nuggets of wisdom from my photography travels, in no particular order.

Any quote of something Ansel Adams once said.

The best camera is the one you have with you.

It’s called the flehmen response.

I did it for the exposure.

Take nothing but photos, leave nothing but footprints.

I prefer to shoot using natural light.

See what’s in my kit.

It’s a bison, not a buffalo.

It’s all about the light.

It’s all about the eyes.

Never photograph the south end of a north bound animal.

The only thing wrong with your photograph is that I didn’t take it.

I love the extra megapixels because it gives me more room to crop.

I use UV filters to protect my lens.

Did I miss one? If you have a favorite cliché outdoor photographer saying, send me a note and tell me about it. All in fun of course.