The important thing is not the camera but the eye.
Photography records the gamut of feelings written on the human face.
When you photograph people in color you photograph their clothes. When you photograph people in black and white, you photograph their soul!
Don't shoot what it looks like. Shoot what it feels like.
The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people in it do.
In photography there are no shadows that cannot be illuminated.
It's one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it's another thing to make a portrait of who they are.
Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I'm going to take tomorrow.
If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn't need to lug around a camera.
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.
A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.
There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.
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.
No place is boring, if you've had a good night's sleep and have a pocket full of unexposed film.
A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words.
If your pictures aren't good enough, you aren't close enough.
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.
I never have taken a picture I've intended. They're always better or worse.
I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn't photograph them.
Dodging and burning are steps to take care of mistakes God made in establishing tonal relationships.
Regardless of how you feel inside, always try to look like a winner. Even if you are behind, a sustained look of control and confidence can give you a mental edge that results in victory.
In photography, the smallest thing can be a great subject. The little, human detail can become a Leitmotiv.
Sometimes I do get to places just when God's ready to have somebody click the shutter.
Never boss people around. It's more important to click with people than to click the shutter.
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.
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