Photography Quotes

Look, I'm not an intellectual - I just take pictures

Helmut Newton

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

Lewis Carroll

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, 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

Some photographers take reality...and impose the domination of their own thought and spirit. Others come before reality more tenderly and a photograph to them is an instrument of love and revelation.

Ansel Adams

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

Ansel Adams

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

When I say I want to photograph someone, what it really means is that I'd like to know them. Anyone I know I photograph

Annie Leibovitz

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

Berenice Abbott

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

Sam Abell

I'm always mentally photographing everything as practice

Minor White

One should really use the camera as though tomorrow you'd be stricken blind

Dorothea Lange

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

Ansel Adams

A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.

Ansel Adams

You've got to push yourself harder. You've got to start looking for pictures nobody else could take. You've got to take the tools you have and probe deeper.

William Albert Allard

One should really use the camera as though tomorrow you'd be stricken blind.

Dorothea Lange

A picture is the expression of an impression. If the beautiful were not in us, how would we ever recognize it?

Ernst Haas

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

A room hung with pictures is a room hung with thoughts.

Sir Joshua Reynolds

I almost never set out to photograph a landscape, nor do I think of my camera as a means of recording a mountain or an animal unless I absolutely need a 'record shot'. My first thought is always of light.

Galen Rowell

There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.

Ansel Adams

I think you have to have a real point of view that's your own. You have to tell it your way. And, I think that it's a mistake to shoot for a specific magazine's point of view because it's never going to be as good. You have to shoot for yourself and photograph the way you believe it.

Mary Ellen Mark

Above all, it's hard learning to live with vivid mental images of scenes I cared for and failed to photograph. It is the edgy existence within me of these unmade images that is the only assurance that the best photographs are yet to be made.

Sam Abell

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Updated On : October 05, 2013
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