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25 + Inspirational Quotes from Famous Photographers

2013-07-25 16:24:00 GMT

“Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop.” — Ansel Adams

“There is one thing the photography must contain, the humanity of the moment. This kind of photography is realism. But realism is not enough - there has to be vision, and the two together can make a good photograph.” — Robert Frank

“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

“The picture that you took with your camera is the imagination you want to create with reality.” — Scott Lorenzo

“The only photographer you should compare yourself to is the one you used to be.” — Unknown

“I don’t trust words. I trust pictures.” — Gilles Peress

“Photography is an itch that won’t go away. No matter how much you scratch it.” — Dara McGrath

“Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art.” — Ansel Adams

“The camera has always been a guide, and it’s allowed me to see things and focus on things that maybe an average person wouldn’t even notice.” — Don Chadwick

“Life is like a camera. Just focus on what’s important and capture the good times, develop from the negatives and if things don’t work out, just take another shot.” — Unknown

“You don’t take a photograph. You ask quietly to borrow it.” — Unknown

“Taking pictures is savoring life intensely every hundredth of a second.” — Mark Riboud

“Don’t shoot what it looks like. Shoot what it feels like.” — David Alan Harvey

“A photograph is a click away. A good photograph is a thousand clicks away and a better one, a million clicks away.” — Kowtham Kumar K

“The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people in it do.” — Andy Warhol

“Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I am going to take tomorrow.” — Imogen Cunningham

“When I have a camera in my hand, I know no fear.” — Alfred Eisenstaedt

“When you photograph people in color you photograph their clothes. When you photograph people in black and white, you photograph their soul!” — Ted Grant

“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.” — Ansel Adams

“One doesn’t stop seeing. One doesn’t stop framing. It doesn’t turn off and on. It’s on all the time.” — Annie Leibovitz

“Photography can only represent the present. Once photographed, the subject becomes part of the past.” — Berenice Abott

“Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communication, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation, and execution.” — Ansel Adams

“You may not be the perfect photographer for everyone. But for someone you are the perfect photographer.” — Unknown

“The first 10,000 photographs are your worst” — Henry Cartier-Bresson

“A good snapshot stops a moment from running away.” — Eudora Welty

“You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” — Ansel Adams

“Photography helps people to see.” — Berenice Abbott

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