Photography Topics: 12 Random Don’ts by Alfred Stieglitz (And So Much More)

“Don’t believe that you become an artist the instant you received a gift Kodak on Xmas,” says photographer Alfred Stieglitz in an article. Mr. Stieglitz needs no introduction for those of us who have studied him and his works; but you’ll be elated to know of an article that he published years ago in a now dead publication called Photography Topics. The article entitled “12 random don’ts” (notice their spelling in the piece) is all about a number of things he doesn’t recommend as a photographer.

For many of us, the list holds up even into today.

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