Photography Quotes Quotes

I wish more people felt that photography was an adventure the same as life itself and felt that their individual feelings were worth expressing. To me, that makes photography more exciting.

Harry Callahan

Photography is 90% sheer, brutal drudgery!

Mark Twain

Photography is 90% sheer, brutal drudgery!

Mark Twain

When I first became interested in photography, I thought it was the whole cheese. My idea was to have it recognized as one of the fine arts. Today I don't give a hoot in hell about that. The mission of photography is to explain man to man and each man to himself

Susan Sontag

On Photography "Photography does not create eternity, as art does; it embalms time, rescuing it simply from its proper corruption

Susan Sontag

I have often thought that if photography were difficult in the true sense of the term -- meaning that the creation of a simple photograph would entail as much time and effort as the production of a good watercolor or etching -- there would be a vast improvement in total output. The sheer ease with which we can produce a superficial image often leads to creative disaster.

Ansel Adams

The meaning of quality in photography's best pictures lies written in the language of vision. That language is learned by chance, not system.

Walker Evans

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 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

The negative is the equivalent of the composer'sìPhotography 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

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

Duane Michals
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