Photography Quotes

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

Once photography enters your bloodstream, it's like a disease.

Anon

Photography is my passion.

Alfred Stieglitz

Photography is about finding out what can happen in the frame. When you put four edges around some facts, you change those facts.

Gary Winogrand

Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer - and often the supreme disappointment.

Ansel Adams

Photography, alone of the arts, seems perfected to serve the desire humans have for a moment - this very moment - to stay.

Sam Abell

Photography can only represent the present. Once photographed, the subject becomes part of the past.

Berenice Abbott

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

Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution.

Ansel Adams

Photography, as we all know, is not real at all. It is an illusion of reality with which we create our own private world.

Arnold Newman

As I have practiced it, photography produces pleasure by simplicity. I see something special and show it to the camera. A picture is produced. The moment is held until someone sees it. Then it is theirs.

Sam Abell

Photography is my one recreation and I think it should be done well.

Lewis Carroll

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

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

Dorothea Lange

Photography deals exquisitely with appearances, but nothing is what it appears to be

Duane Michals

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

A Ming vase can be well-designed and well-made and is beautiful for that reason alone. I don't think this can be true for photography. Unless there is something a little incomplete and a little strange, it will simply look like a copy of something pretty. We won't take an interest in it.

John Loengard

I think a photography class should be a requirement in all educational programs because it makes you see the world rather than just look at it.

Unknown

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

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

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 have discovered photography. Now I can kill myself. I have nothing else to learn

Unknown

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 has the capacity to provide images of man and his environment that are both works of art and moments in history

Cornell Capa
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