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39 Photography Quotes

To me, photography is an art of observation. It's about finding something interesting in an ordinary place... I've found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.

Elliott Erwitt Quotes

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There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are.

Ernst Haas Quotes

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It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less imagination to be a painter, because you can invent things. But in photography everything is so ordinary; it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the ordinary.

David Bailey Quotes

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The Equipment you'll leave at home, you'll need the most. You're always out of film when you'll have the best opportunity.

Murphy's Rules Quotes

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Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.

Dorothea Lange Quotes

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It is one thing to photograph people. It is another to make others care about them by revealing the core of their humanness.

Paul Strand Quotes

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There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.

Ansel Adams Quotes

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I always thought of photography as a naughty thing to do -- that was one of my favorite things about it, and when I first did it, I felt very perverse.

Diane Arbus Quotes

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Look, I'm not an intellectual - I just take pictures.

Helmut Newton Quotes

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Photography can never grow up if it imitates some other medium. It has to walk alone; it has to be itself.

Berenice Abbott Quotes

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Many pictures turn out to be limp translations of the known world instead of vital objects which create an intrinsic world of their own. There is a vast difference between taking a picture and making a photograph.

Robert Heinecken Quotes

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Photography is a major force in explaining man to man.

Edward Steichen Quotes

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I take photographs with love, so I try to make them art objects. But I make them for myself first and foremost - that is important.

Jacques-Henri Lartigue Quotes

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Photography is truth.

Jean-Luc Godard Quotes

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The virtue of the camera is not the power it has to transform the photographer into an artist, but the impulse it gives him to keep on looking.

Brooks Anderson Quotes

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In my mind's eye, I visualize how a particular . . . sight and feeling will appear on a print. If it excites me, there is a good chance it will make a good photograph. It is an intuitive sense, an ability that comes from a lot of practice.

Ansel Adams Quotes

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Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever... it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.

Aaron Siskind Quotes

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Photography records the gamut of feelings written on the human face, the beauty of the earth and skies that man has inherited, and the wealth and confusion man has created. It is a major force in explaining man to man.

Edward Steichen Quotes

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Blessed be the inventor of photography! It has given more positive pleasure to poor suffering humanity than anything else that has "cast up" in my time -- this art by which even the "poor" can possess themselves of tolerable of their absent dear ones.

Jane Welsh Carlyle Quotes

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You know what a camera is? A mirror with memory.

Source Unknown Quotes

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Photography to the amateur is recreation, to the professional it is work, and hard work too, no matter how pleasurable it my be.

Edward Weston Quotes

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A photograph is neither taken nor seized by force. It offers itself up. It is the photo that takes you. One must not take photos.

Henri Cartier-Bresson Quotes

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When photography was invented it was thought to be an equivalent to truth, it was truth with a capital "T".

Vicki Goldberg Quotes

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I took to photography like a duck to water. I never wanted to do anything else. Excitement about the subject is the voltage which pushes me over the mountain of drudgery necessary to produce the final photograph.

Berenice Abbott Quotes

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To manipulate an image is to control a people

Carolyn Gerard Quotes

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