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The difficulty with color is to go beyond the fact that it's color to have it be not just a colorful picture but really be a picture about something. It's difficult. So often color gets caught up in color, and it becomes merly decorative. Some photographers use it brilliantly to make visual statements combining color and content; otherwise it is empty. (Quote by - Mary Ellen Mark)

There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs (Quote by - Ansel Adams)

George Lucas wanted this moving camera for all of the photography in Star Wars. He was willing to take a risk with the concepts that I advanced with regard to ways for doing that. (Quote by - John Dykstra)

Photography through the camera is an instrument of detection. We photograph not only what we know, but also what we don't know. (Quote by - Lisette Model)

Now, when I came on to Washington to begin my job, I was so interested in photography at that time that I really would have preferred to work with Stryker than with my department, which was more artistic if you wish. (Quote by - Ben Shahn)

The photograph isolates and perpetuates a moment of time: an important and revealing moment, or an unimportant and meaningless one, depending upon the photographer's understanding of his subject and mastery of his process. (Quote by - Edward Weston)

I have very interesting hobbies like archeology and photography. (Quote by - Bill Wyman)

Photography to me is catching a moment which is passing, and which is true. (Quote by - Jacques-Henri Lartigue)

Pictures you have taken have an influence on those that you are going to make. That's life! (Quote by - John Sexton)

I have often thought that if photography were difficult in the true sense of the term -- meaning that the creation of a simple photograph would entail as much time and effort as the production of a good watercolor or etching -- there would be a vast improvement in total output. The sheer ease with which we can produce a superficial image often leads to creative disaster. (Quote by - Ansel Adams)

Photography is a small voice, at best, but sometimes one photograph, or a group of them, can lure our sense of awareness. (Quote by - W. Eugene Smith)

Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop (Quote by - Ansel Adams)

I was an artistic dilettante for a while, in photography and collage and the visual arts. (Quote by - Thomas Wilson)

Gives us the greens of summers Makes you think all the world's a sunny day, oh yeah! I got a Nikon camera, I love to take a photograph So momma, don't take my Kodachrome away.. (Quote by - Paul Simon)

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. (Quote by - Aaron Siskind)

For example, Michael Mann's film Collateral - there is certain kinds of stories that lend themselves to digital photography. Some things are very raw stories that digital photography kind of lends itself to. (Quote by - Matthew Modine)

Photographs that transcend but do not deny their literal situation appeal to me. (Quote by - Sam Abbel)

To manipulate an image is to control a people (Quote by - Carolyn Gerard)

Big game photography in Africa is mainly done from a vehicle, so then I feel I might as well take the lot. (Quote by - Nigel Dennis)

If the man who paints only the tree, or flower, or other surface he sees before him were an artist, the king of artists would be the photographer. It is for the artist to do something beyond this. (Quote by - James Mcneill Whistler)

Photography is about finding out what can happen in the frame. When you put four edges around some facts, you change those facts. (Quote by - Gary Winogrand)

Light glorifies everything. It transforms and ennobles the most commonplace and ordinary subjects. The object is nothing; light is everything. (Quote by - Leonard Misonne)

I never question what to do, it tells me what to do. The photographs make themselves with my help. (Quote by - Ruth Bernhard)

Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs. (Quote by - Ansel Adams)

Born Berlin 1931, Germany, father a British diplomat, mother an American artist. Educated at various schools all over the world. 1958 Settled down to live in London. 1966 Became interested in photography through photographing my young children.No formal training. (Quote by - Fay Godwin)


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