Photography Quotes 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 use of the term art medium is, to say the least, misleading, for it is the artist that creates a work of art not the medium. It is the artist in photography that gives form to content by a distillation of ideas, thought, experience, insight and understanding.

Edward Steichen

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
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