Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs.
If I knew how to take a good photograph, I'd do it every time.
You don't make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.
There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.
To take a photograph is to participate in another person's mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time's relentless melt.
A lot of photographers think that if they buy a better camera they'll be able to take better photographs. A better camera won't do a thing for you if you don't have anything in your head or in your heart.
Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I'm going to take tomorrow.
To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.
There is a vast difference between taking a picture and making a photograph.
A good photograph is knowing where to stand.
A good photograph is one that communicates a fact, touches the heart and leaves the viewer a changed person for having seen it. It is, in a word, effective.
There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment. This kind of photography is realism. But realism is not enough - there has to be vision, and the two together can make a good photograph.
Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography.
Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.
The whole point of taking pictures is so that you don't have to explain things with words.
A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words.
I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn't photograph them.
You don't take a photograph, you make it.
A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.
A photograph is usually looked at - seldom looked into.
My pictures are my eyes. I photograph what I see - and what I want to see.
It is one thing to photograph people. It is another to make others care about them by revealing the core of their humanness.
Now, to consult the rules of composition before making a picture is a little like consulting the law of gravity before going for a walk.
If you are out there shooting, things will happen for you. If you're not out there, you'll only hear about it.
To take photographs is putting one's head, one's eye, and one's heart on the same axis
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