Photo Quotes

~ My best work is often almost unconscious and occurs ahead of my ability to understand it. – Sam Abell
~ Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs. – Ansel Adams
~ There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are. – Ernst Haas
~ Photograph:  a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art.  – Ambrose Bierce
~ Sometimes I do get to places just when God’s ready to have somebody click the shutter.  – Ansel Adams
~ I think all art is about control – the encounter between control and the uncontrollable. – Richard Avedon
~ I am steadily surprised that there are so many photographers that reject manipulating reality, as if that was wrong. Change reality! If you don’t find it, invent it! – Pete Turner
~ 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
~ Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision. – Salvador Dali
~ No amount of toying with shades of print or with printing papers will transform a commonplace photograph into anything other than a commonplace photograph. – Bill Brandt
~ The most difficult thing for me is a portrait. You have to try and put your camera between the skin of a person and his shirt. – Henri Cartier-Bresson
~ Photographers feel guilty that all they do for a living is press a button. – Andy Warhol
~ You have to be ready for luck. – Neil Leifer
~ For me a photograph is most successful when it doesn’t answer all the questions and it leaves something to be desired. – Greg Gorman
~ One of these days, I’m going to publish a book of all the pictures I did not take. It is going to be a huge hit. – René Burri
~ The lust of the eye. The best photographs were, to me, like an experience of drowning. – Paul Theroux
~ The camera is an excuse to be someplace you otherwise don’t belong. It gives me both a point of connection and a point of separation. – Susan Meiselas
~ A news photographer can become so busy that he has no time to do photography. – Bill Owens
~ A poor photographer meets chance one out of a hundred times and a good photographer meets chance all the time. – Brassai
~ You push the button, we do the rest. – George Eastman
~ I like photographers—you don’t ask questions. – Ronald Reagan
~ I was making photographs of the world long before I was a photographer. – Marcey Jacobson
~ I don’t like to work with assistants. I’m already one too many; the camera alone would be enough. – Alfred Eisenstaedt
~ It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter. – Alfred Eisenstaedt
~ When I work, and in my art, I hold hands with God. – Robert Mapplethorpe
~ If I have any ‘message’ worth giving to a beginner it is that there are no short cuts in photography. – Edward Weston
~ I’m paid to be lucky and that means making your own luck – getting yourself in the right position, in front of the right subject at the right time, and in the right light. – Michael Yamashita
~ Daylight is too easy. What I want is difficult – the atmosphere of lamps and moonlight. – Edgar Degas
~ You can observe a lot by just watching. – Yogi Berra
~ Let the pictures do the talking! – Ken Oosterbroek
~ I paint when I cannot photograph. – Man Ray
~ Photography is the power of observation, not the application of technology. – Ken Rockwell
~ The art of looking at pictures can only be properly acquired by constantly looking at pictures… – S D Jouhar
~ To see in color is a delight for the eye but to see in black and white is a delight for the soul. – Andri Cauldwel
~ I have discovered photography. Now I can kill myself. I have nothing else to learn. – Pablo Picasso
~ Photography is an act of love. – Jay Maisel
~ Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. – Scott Adams
~ Film is what occurs on your teeth when you don’t brush. – Vincent Versace
~ Photoshop is not a verb. It is a noun. It is the means to an end, not the end itself. – Vincent Versace
~ Character, like a photograph, develops in darkness. – Yousuf Karsh
~ God makes the pictures I just take ’em. – Ed H. Urqhardt
~ Light is your crayon, and there’s always another color in the box. – Tedric A. Garrison
~ A photograph that has not been shared or at least printed is almost an unexistent photograph, is almost an untaken picture. – Sergio Garibay
~ Everything that is visible hides something that is invisible. – Rene Magritte
~The picture must be in you mind before you take the shot. – Allex Ferreira

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