Wednesday, February 18, 2015

25 Great Photography Quotes

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"In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality." --Alfred Stieglitz

"I think that emotional content is an image’s most important element, regardless of the photographic technique. Much of the work I see these days lacks the emotional impact to draw a reaction from viewers, or remain in their hearts." --Anne Geddes

"The camera makes you forget you’re there. It’s not like you are hiding but you forget, you are just looking so much." --Annie Leibovitz

"There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer." --Ansel Adams

"In photography there are no shadows that cannot be illuminated." --August Sander

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

"Photography is a love affair with life." --Burk Uzzle

"A landscape image cuts across all political and national boundaries, it transcends the constraints of language and culture." -- Charle Waite

"A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know." --Diane Arbus

"Photography for me is not looking, it’s feeling. If you can’t feel what you’re looking at, then you’re never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures." --Don McCullin

"One should really use the camera as though tomorrow you’d be stricken blind." --Dorothea Lange

"To consult the rules of composition before making a picture is a little like consulting the law of gravitation before going for a walk." --Edward Weston

"The whole point of taking pictures is so that you don’t have to explain things with words." --Elliot Erwitt

"I am not interested in shooting new things–I am interested to see things new." --Ernst Haas

"It is the photographer, not the camera, that is the instrument." --Eve Arnold

"To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition in a fraction of a second of the significance of an event." --Henri Cartier-Bresson

"Which of my photographs is my favourite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow." --Imogen Cunningham

"Don’t pack up your camera until you’ve left the location." --Joe McNally

"Of course, there will always be those who look only at technique, who ask 'how', while others of a more curious nature will ask 'why'. Personally, I have always preferred inspiration to information." --Man Ray

"With photography, I like to create a fiction out of reality. I try and do this by taking society’s natural prejudice and giving this a twist." --Martin Parr

"You have to keep changing, keep pushing yourself, looking for the new, the unusual." --Rankin

"If your pictures aren’t good enough, you aren’t close enough." --Robert Capa

"The eye should learn to listen before it looks." --Robert Frank

"Only photograph what you love." --Tim Walker

"Photography is a small voice, at best, but sometimes one photograph, or a group of them, can lure our sense of awareness." --W. Eugene Smith

See Also:
25 Quick Thoughts On Photography
Great Photography Quotes
My Greatest Photography Quotes

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