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The world just does not fit conveniently into the format of a 35mm camera. (Quote by - W. Eugene Smith)

When photography was invented it was thought to be an equivalent to truth, it was truth with a capital. (Quote by - Vicki Goldberg)

I threw myself into this artform because photography had given me a new sense of mission and identity. (Quote by - Bob Anderson)

A Ming vase can be well-designed and well-made and is beautiful for that reason alone. I don't think this can be true for photography. Unless there is something a little incomplete and a little strange, it will simply look like a copy of something pretty. We won't take an interest in it. (Quote by - John Loengard)

You don't take a photograph, you make it. (Quote by - Ansel Adams)

Let us first say what photography is not. A photograph is not a painting, a poem, a symphony, a dance. It is not just a pretty picture, not an exercise in contortionist techniques and sheer print quality. It is or should be a significant document, a pene- trating statement, which can be described in a very simple term - selectivity. (Quote by - Berenice Abbott)

In my mind's eye, I visualize how a particular sight and feeling will appear on a print. If it excites me, there is a good chance it will make a good photograph. It is an intuitive sense, an ability that comes from a lot of practice. (Quote by - Ansel Adams)

And friends of mine that had photography class in high school would develop the film and make prints and I'd take them back to the track and give 'em away or try and sell them. Much to my parents' dismay, I majored in photography in college. (Quote by - John Sexton)

Actually, I'm not all that interested in the subject of photography. Once the picture is in the box, I'm not all that interested in what happens next. Hunters, after all, aren't cooks. (Quote by - Henri Cartier-Bresson)

It's weird that photographers spend years or even a whole lifetime, trying to capture moments that added together, don't even amount to a couple of hours. (Quote by - James Lalropui Keivom)

As an avid photographer, I also took advantage of the latest technology in photography - digital photography - to post photos on my website on a daily basis. (Quote by - Tipper Gore)

I just think it's important to be direct and honest with people about why you're photographing them and what you're doing. After all, you are taking some of their soul. (Quote by - Mary Ellen Mark)

I mean, certainly writing, painting, photography, dance, architecture, there is an aspect of almost every art form that is useful and that merges into film in some way. (Quote by - Sydney Pollack)

People think that all cameramen do is point the camera at things, but it's a heck of a lot more complicated than that (Quote by - Mary Baker Eddy)

Saturate yourself with your subject and the camera will all but take you by the hand. (Quote by - Margaret Bourke-White)

Does not the very word 'creative' mean to build, to initiate, to give out, to act - rather than to be acted upon, to be subjective? Living photography is positive in its approach, it sings a song of life - not death. (Quote by - Berenice Abbott)

It pleases me to take amateur photographs of my garden, and it pleases my garden to make my photographs look professional. (Quote by - Robert Brault)

Where 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 ro see. (Quote by - Dorthea Lange)

I had done a lot of rock 'n' roll photography when I was in college. I was one of many photographers who worked for The Doors, Jefferson Airplane, and all of these rock 'n' roll bands. (Quote by - John Dykstra)

Photography, as we all know, is not real at all. It is an illusion of reality with which we create our own private world. (Quote by - Arnold Newman)

No place is boring, if you've had a good night's sleep and have a pocket full of unexposed film (Quote by - Robert Adams)

She glances at the photo, and the pilot light of memory flickers in her eyes. (Quote by - Frank Deford)

I took courses at USC in film editing and art direction and photography when I was still in high school. (Quote by - Ray Harryhausen)

In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality. (Quote by - Alfred Stieglitz)

I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn't photograph them. (Quote by - Diane Arbus)


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