It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less imagination to be a painter because you can invent things. But in photography everything is so ordinary; it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the extraordinary.
Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I'm going to take tomorrow.
There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are.
To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event.
To me, photography is an art of observation. It's about finding something interesting in an ordinary place... I've found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.
The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
You don't take a photograph, you make it.
Today everything exists to end in a photograph.
What i like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.
Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art.
Black and white are the colors of photography. To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected.
One should really use the camera as though tomorrow you'd be stricken blind.
A photograph is neither taken or seized by force. It offers itself up. It is the photo that takes you. One must not take photos.
Photography deals exquisitely with appearances, but nothing is what it appears to be.
I wish more people felt that photography was an adventure the same as life itself and felt that their individual feelings were worth expressing. To me, that makes photography more exciting.
There are no bad pictures; that's just how your face looks sometimes.
Maybe because it's entirely an artist's eye, patience and skill that makes an image and not his tools.
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.
Taking pictures is like tiptoeing into the kitchen late at night and stealing Oreo cookies.
While there is perhaps a province in which the photograph can tell us nothing more than what we see with our own eyes, there is another in which it proves to us how little our eyes permit us to see.
Photography to the amateur is recreation, to the professional it is work, and hard work too, no matter how pleasurable it my be.
A good snapshot stops a moment from running away.
I hate cameras. They are so much more sure than I am about everything.
Of course, there will always be those who look only at technique, who ask 'how', while others of a more curious nature will ask 'why'. Personally, I have always preferred inspiration to information.
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