Photography Quotes

Pictures are wasted unless the motive power which impelled you to action is strong and stirring.

Berenice Abbott

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

Edward Weston

The world is going to pieces and people like Adams and Weston are photographing rocks!

Henri Cartier-Bresson

To the complaint, 'There are no people in these photographs,' I respond, 'There are always two people: the photographer and the viewer.

Ansel Adams

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

A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.

Diane Arbus

The camera doesn't make a bit of difference. All of them can record what you are seeing. But, you have to SEE.

Ernst Haas

We try to grab pieces of our lives as they speed past us. Photographs freeze those pieces and help us remember how we were. We don't know these lost people but if you look around, you'll find someone just like them.

Gene McSweeney

Maybe because it's entirely an artist's eye, patience and skill that makes an image and not his tools.

Ken Rockwell

The camera's only job is to get out of the way of making photographs.

Ken Rockwel

Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.

Oscar Wilde

They used to photograph Shirley Temple through gauze. They should photograph me through linoleum.

Tallulah Bankhead

The photographic image ... is a message without a code.

Roland Barthes

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

Susan Sontag

To visualize an image in whole or in part is to see clearly in the mind prior to exposure, a continuous projection from composing the image through the final prin

AndrĂˆ Bazin

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Updated On : October 05, 2013
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