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If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn't need to lug around a camera. (Quote by - Lewis Hine)

Photographs are perhaps the most mysterious of all the objects that make up, and thicken, the environment we recognize as modern. Photographs really are experience captured, and the camera is the ideal arm of consciousness in its acquisitive mood. (Quote by - Susan Sontag)

Actually, when I first started dabbling in photography, I was still working for my parents as a salesman. (Quote by - Herb Ritts)

The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera. (Quote by - Dorothea Lange)

In the absence of a subject with which you are passionately involved, and without the excitement that drives you to grasp it and exhaust it, you may take some beautiful pictures, but not a photographic oeuvre. (Quote by - Brassai)

A photograph is neither taken nor seized by force. It offers itself up. It is the photo that takes you. One must not take photos. (Quote by - Henri Cartier-Bresson)

My portraits are more about me than they are about the people I photograph. (Quote by - Richard Avedon)

When subject matter is forced to fit into preconceived patterns, there can be no freshness of vision. (Quote by - Edward Weston)

Often while traveling with a camera we arrive just as the sun slips over the horizon of a moment, too late to expose film, only time enough to expose our hearts (Quote by - Minor White)

A lot of people think that when you have grand scenery, such as you have in Yosemite, that photography must be easy. (Quote by - Galen Rowell)

I don't think that digital photography is romantic yet. It's not sympathetic the way that film is. (Quote by - Matthew Modine)

A lot of people want to make films and do photography and things, but I'm quite happy doing what I'm doing. (Quote by - Syd Barrett)

Your photography is a record of your living, for anyone who really sees (Quote by - Paul Strand)

Maybe I'll paint, do photography, just something else. I can see that. (Quote by - Steven Soderbergh)

I rode it once, which was up the driveway in the opening credits of the show. I didn't know how to stop it. I actually nearly killed the director of photography, and I smashed into the sound truck. (Quote by - Henry Winkler)

The departure of our boys to foreign parts with the ever-present possibility that they might never return, taught the real value of photography to every father and mother. To many a mother the photograph of her boy in his country's uniform was the one never-failing consolation. (Quote by - Louis Fabian Bachrach)

The meaning of quality in photography's best pictures lies written in the language of vision. That language is learned by chance, not system. (Quote by - Walker Evans)

But slowly I began to use cameras and then think about what it was that was going on. It took me a long time, I mean I actually played with cameras and photography for about 20 years. (Quote by - David Hockney)

Now, my knowledge of photography was terribly limited. (Quote by - Ben Shahn)

The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box. (Quote by - Henri Cartier Bresson)

I'm always mentally photographing everything as practice (Quote by - Minor White)

To take photographs is to hold one's breath when all faculties converge in the face of fleeing reality. It is at that moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy. (Quote by - Henri Cartier Bresson)

I don't think there's any such thing as teaching people photography, other than influencing them a little. People have to be their own learners. They have to have a certain talent. (Quote by - Imogen Cunningham)

The virtue of the camera is not the power it has to transform the photographer into an artist, but the impulse it gives him to keep on looking. (Quote by - Brooks Anderson)

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. (Quote by - Edward Steichen)


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