Photography Quotes Help?

Question by Christine♥: Photography Quotes Help?
Any good quotes that have to do with photography?

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Answer by Jackie
“Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.” ~ Dorothea Lange

“A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.” ~Diane Arbus

Most things in life are moments of pleasure and a lifetime of embarrassment; photography is a moment of embarrassment and a lifetime of pleasure.
Tony Benn

The virtue of the camera is not the power it has to transform the photographer into an artist, but the impulse it gives him to keep on looking.
Brooks Anderson

A photograph is neither taken nor seized by force. It offers itself up. It is the photo that takes you. One must not take photos.
Henri Cartier-Bresson

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2 Responses to Photography Quotes Help?

  1. sant kabir says:

    ‘To the complaint, ‘There are no people in these photographs,’ I respond, ‘There are always two people: the photographer and the viewer.’
    Ansel Adams (1902 – 1984)

    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 (1902 – 1984)

    A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.
    Diane Arbus (1923 – 1971), (1923-1971)
    Best wide-angle lens? Two steps backward. Look for the ‘ah-ha’.
    Ernst Haas, Comment in workshop, 1985

    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, Comment in workshop, 1985

    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, Grey Water Photography, 06-04-2006

    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

    Maybe because it’s entirely an artist’s eye, patience and skill that makes an image and not his tools.
    Ken Rockwell, Your Camera Does Not Matter, 2005

    No matter how advanced your camera you still need to be responsible for getting it to the right place at the right time and pointing it in the right direction to get the photo you want.
    Ken Rockwell, Your Camera Does Not Matter, 2005

    The camera’s only job is to get out of the way of making photographs.
    Ken Rockwell, Your Camera Does Not Matter, 2005

    Your equipment DOES NOT affect the quality of your image. The less time and effort you spend worrying about your equipment the more time and effort you can spend creating great images. The right equipment just makes it easier, faster or more convenient for you to get the results you need.
    Ken Rockwell, Your Camera Does Not Matter, 2005

    No matter how slow the film, Spirit always stands still long enough for the photographer It has chosen.
    Minor White

    Photography, fortunately, to me has not only been a profession but also a contact between people – to understand human nature and record, if possible, the best in each individual.
    Nickolas Muray

    Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.
    Oscar Wilde (1854 – 1900)

    They used to photograph Shirley Temple through gauze. They should photograph me through linoleum.
    Tallulah Bankhead (1903 – 1968)

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