Edward Weston Quotes

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

The photograph isolates and perpetuates a moment of time: an important and revealing moment, or an unimportant and meaningless one, depending upon the photographer's understanding of his subject and mastery of his process.

Edward Weston

Anything more than 500 yds from the car just isn't photogenic.

Edward Weston

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

My own eyes are no more than scouts on a preliminary search, for the camera's eye may entirely change my idea.

Edward Weston

Now to consult the rules of composition before making a picture is a little like consulting the law of gravitation before going for a walk. Such rules and laws are deduced from the accomplished fact; they are the products of reflection . . .

Edward Weston

When subject matter is forced to fit into preconceived patterns, there can be no freshness of vision.

Edward Weston

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

Edward Weston

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

Edward Weston

I was extravagant in the matter of cameras anything photographic I had to have the best. But that was to further my work. In most things I have gone along with the plainest or without.

Edward Weston

Very often people looking at my pictures say, 'You must have had to wait a long time to get that cloud just right (or that shadow, or the light).' As a matter of fact, I almost never wait, that is, unless I can see that the thing will be right in a few minutes. But if I must wait an hour for the shadow to move, or the light to change, or the cow to graze in the other direction, then I put up my camera and go on, knowing that I am likely to find three subjects just as good in the same hour.

Edward Weston
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