A good snapshot stops a moment from running away.
Beauty can be seen in all things.
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.
The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it!
When people look at my pictures I want them to feel the way they do when they want to read a line of a poem twice.
The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.
Above all, I know that life for a photographer cannot be a matter of indifference.
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.
There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are.
Look and think before opening the shutter. The heart and mind are the true lens of the camera.
Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.
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.
In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.
Photography is a major force in explaining man to man.
Photography records the gamut of feelings written on the human face, the beauty of the earth and skies that man has inherited, and the wealth and confusion man has created. It is a major force in explaining man to man.
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.
A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.
Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph.
My life is shaped by the urgent need to wander and observe, and my camera is my passport.
Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving.
Personally, I have always preferred inspiration to information.
Regardless of how you feel inside, always try to look like a winner.
One should really use the camera as though tomorrow you'd be stricken blind.
Nothing happens when you sit at home. I always make it a point to carry a camera with me at all times...I just shoot at what interests me at that moment.
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.
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