Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Thought Of The Day: Great Photography Quotes

Photography is non-verbal communication, but here are some verbal (or, at least, written) communication about photography that deserve repeating:

"Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst." --Henri Cartier-Bresson

"Nothing happens when you sit at home. I always make it a point to carry a camera with me at all times." --Elliott Erwitt

"The difference between an amateur and a professional photographer is that the amateur thinks the camera does the work." --David Hemmings

"A lot of photographers think that if they buy a better camera they'll be able to take better photographs. A better camera won't do a thing for you if you don't have anything in your head or in your heart." --Arnold Newman

"The important thing is not the camera but the eye." --Alfred Eisenstaedt

"The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it." --Ansel Adams

"Beauty can be seen in all things. Seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph." --Matt Hardy

"You've got to push yourself harder. You've got to start looking for pictures nobody else could take. You've got to take the tools you have and probe deeper." --William Albert Allard

"What we see depends mainly on what we look for." --John Lubbock

"Getting the technological foundation to make perfectly exposed photographs was easy, but amounted to nothing on its own. I simply had to commit myself, to express feelings about what I was undertaking." --Bjorn Rorslett

"You don't take a photograph, you make it" --Ansel Adams

"The camera can photograph thought." --Dirk Bogarde

"If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn't need to lug around a camera." --Lewis Hine

"Photography helps people to see." --Berenice Abbott

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