Photography Quotes

I never question what to do, it tells me what to do. The photographs make themselves with my help.

Ruth Bernhard

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 just think it's important to be direct and honest with people about why you're photographing them and what you're doing. After all, you are taking some of their soul.

Mary Ellen Mark

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

The photograph itself doesn't interest me. I want only to capture a minute part of reality.

Henri Cartier Bresson

Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again.

Henri Cartier-Bresson

A photograph is like the recipe - a memory the finished dish.

Carrie Latet

Everyone has a photographic memory, but not everyone has film.

Unknown

Photographs that transcend but do not deny their literal situation appeal to me.

Sam Abbel

No place is boring, if you've had a good night's sleep and have a pocket full of unexposed film

Robert Adams

Often while traveling with a camera we arrive just as the sun slips over the horizon of a moment, too late to expose film, only time enough to expose our hearts

Minor White

A good snapshot stops a moment from running away.

Eudora Welty

I hate cameras. They are so much more sure than I am about everything.

John Steinbeck

All photos are accurate. None of them is the truth.

Richard Avedon

If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn't need to lug around a camera.

Lewis Hine

The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box.

Henri Cartier Bresson

One photo out of focus is a mistake, ten photo out of focus are an experimentation, one hundred photo out of focus are a style.

Unknown

I didn't want to tell the tree or weed what it was. I wanted it to tell me something and through me express its meaning in nature.

Wynn Bullock

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

Duane Michals

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

Dorothea Lange

It is one thing to photograph people. It is another to make others care about them by revealing the core of their humanness

Paul Strand

There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.

Ansel Adams

score, and the print the performance

Ansel Adams

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Updated On : October 05, 2013
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