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                                 Quotes from Famous Photographers

  • “Photography is the story I fail to put into words.”
    — Destin Sparks
  • “When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.”
    — Ansel Adams
  • “It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter.”
    Alfred Eisenstaedt
  • “You don’t take a photograph, you make it.”
    Ansel Adams
  • “Only photograph what you love.”
    Tim Walker
  • “There are no bad pictures; that’s just how your face looks sometimes.”
    Abraham Lincoln
  • “If your pictures are not good enough you are not close enough.”
    Robert Capa
  • “A good photograph is knowing where to stand.”
    Ansel Adams
  • “The eye should learn to listen before it looks.”
    Robert Frank

  • “The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people in it do.”   

  • Andy Warhol

  • “Photography is the story I fail to put into words.”
    Destin Sparks
  • “I walk, I look, I see, I stop, I photograph.”
    Leon Levinstein
  • “Photography is the beauty of life captured.”
    Tara Chisolm
  • “A good snapshot keeps a moment from running away.”
    Eudora Welty
  • A great photograph is a full expression of what one feels about what is being photographed in the deepest sense and is, thereby, a true expression of what one feels about life in its entirety.
    Ansel Adams
  • Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art.
    Ansel Adams
  • Every artist I suppose has a sense of what they think has been the importance of their work. But to ask them to define it is not really a fair question. My real answer would be, the answer is on the wall.
    Paul Strand
  • Photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event as well as the precise organization of forms which gives that event its proper expression.
    Henri Cartier-Bresson
  • I think life is too short not to be doing something which you really believe in.
    Steve McCurry
  • The camera should be used for a recording of life, for rendering the very substance and quintessence of the thing itself, whether it be polished steel or palpitating flesh.
    Edward Weston
  • Photography has no rules, it is not a sport. It is the result which counts, no matter how it is achieved.
  • There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are.
  • Photography 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.