Note: back when some of us were looking to have a history of photography forum we were told that such posts could be done in the philosophy forum. That is why this is posted here. In a recent PBS documentary on the Roosevelt-era FSA and Stryker and the photographers working for him, "f/11 and hold it steady" was the advice that Walker Evans finally gave to the painter Ben Shahn (also employed by the FSA) when pressed for advice on how to shoot. There have been a few discussions here on Photo.net about the phrase "f8 and be there." It's been attributed to Weegee (Arthur Fellig) in the late 40's. Others have said Robert Capa, and other more recent editors and photographers have been suggested. Most of these are probably later than the Evans statement. I've tried to Google™ the quotation, but it's mostly unattributed or simply presented as "an old editor's advice" or other indeterminate source. Does anyone know the actual source of the statement? Is it an alteration of Walker Evan's advice, or is it the other way around?