My Favorite Moses Byrd Quotes
(Undisputed Father of Stock Photography)
"Stock shooters with no backlog have no backbone."
"Quality is the brain of stock, variety is the mind."
"Photos you ne'er take reap profits you ne'er make."
"More photos than books in libraries is to come!"
"Man or Woman, get thyself to a photo opportunity."
"Shoot critics from all angles, with a gun, too."
"Selling is our religion, licensing is our hymn."
"To make captions a passion is to make a fine future."
"Art is important to stock if Art is your bank teller."
"Call them Key Words, they are a key to selling."
"Take what swells the wallet, not the head."
"Nudge up thy fee bar, avoid financial fubar."
"Moaning nor wringing hands ne'er tripped a shutter."
"Full-time fools be swayed by part-timers moaning."
"Subject, show thy face, and blink not thine eyes!"
"Stock shooters are cats, licenses are catnip."
"Scavenger hunters we are, compositions our quarry."
"The Subject was an idiot, horizontally and vertically."
"Stock is what you shoot, not what you shoot with."
"Less clutter clears the path to more licensing."
"To catch more licenses, capture bigger emotions."
"Shoot first, apologize second, ask permission last."
"To optimize thy bankroll, compromise thy workflow."
"Pretty is for club contests, salable is for stock."
"Perfection reaps ribbons, reasonable reaps income."
"Make more exposures than minutes wasted."
"Key words our scripture, licensing our salvation."
"The only good Canon is Pachelbel's Canon."
"Principal is the principle of stock."
"Be focused young stocker, sharp shooter you'll be."
"The tripod of stock is quality, quantity, variety."
"Shoot volume to pocket profit."