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score, and the print the performance (Quote by - Ansel Adams)

Photography can only represent the present. Once photographed, the subject becomes part of the past. (Quote by - Berenice Abbott)

As I have practiced it, photography produces pleasure by simplicity. I see something special and show it to the camera. A picture is produced.The moment is held until someone sees it. Then it is theirs. (Quote by - Sam Abell)

It is light that reveals, light that obscures, light that communicates. It is light I "listen" to. The light late in the day has a distinct quality, as it fades toward the darkness of evening. After sunset there is a gentle leaving of the light, the air begins to still, and a quiet descends. I see magic in the quiet light of dusk. I feel quiet, yet intense energy in the natural elements of our habitat. A sense of magic prevails. A sense of mystery. It is a time for contemplation, for listening - a time for making photographs. (Quote by - John Sexton)

Perishability in a photograph is important in a picture. If a photograph looks perishable we say, "Gee, I'm glad I have that moment." (Quote by - John Loengard)

Photography is a major force in explaining man to man. (Quote by - Edward Steichen)

A photograph is a most important document, and there is nothing more damning to go down to posterity than a silly, foolish smile caught and fixed forever (Quote by - George Tice)

I love the medium of photography, for with its unique realism it gives me the power to go beyond conventional ways of seeing and understanding and say, This is real, too. (Quote by - Wynn Bullock)

Photography is a system of visual editing. At bottom, it is a matter of surrounding with a frame a portion of one's cone of vision, while standing in the right place at the right time. Like chess, or writing, it is a matter of choosing from among given possibilities, but in the case of photography the number of possibilities is not finite but infinite. (Quote by - John Szarkowski)

I open events for museums and I do charity work and photography. (Quote by - Bill Wyman)

Photography deals exquisitely with appearances, but nothing is what it appears to be (Quote by - Duane Michals)

He was a very generous soul and was exceptionally dedicated to the medium of photography. (Quote by - John Sexton)

Of course, there will always be those who look only at technicque, who ask "how," while others of a more curious nature will ask "why." Personally, I have always preferred inspiration to information. (Quote by - Man ray)

There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept. (Quote by - Ansel Adams)

Photography, fortunately, to me has not only been a profession but also a contact between people - to understand human nature and record, if possible, the best in each individual. (Quote by - Nickolas Muray)

Memory is very important, the memory of each photo taken, flowing at the same speed as the event. During the work, you have to be sure that you haven't left any holes, that you've captured everything, because afterwards it will be too late. (Quote by - Henri Cartier Bresson)

Many pictures turn out to be limp translations of the known world instead of vital objects which create an intrinsic world of their own. There is a vast difference between taking a picture and making a photograph. (Quote by - Robert Heinecken)

It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to. . . . The feeling for the things themselves, for reality, is more important than the feeling for pictures. (Quote by - Vincent Van Gogh)

I think you have to have a real point of view that's your own. You have to tell it your way. And, I think that it's a mistake to shoot for a specific magazine's point of view because it's never going to be as good. You have to shoot for yourself and photograph the way you believe it. (Quote by - Mary Ellen Mark)

There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are (Quote by - Ernst Haas)

I have no fear of photography as long as it cannot be used in heaven and in hell. (Quote by - Edvard Munch)

A picture is the expression of an impression. If the beautiful were not in us, how would we ever recognize it? (Quote by - Ernst Haas )

If you take 2001: A Space Odyssey as an example of somebody who creates a new language in film by what he was able to accomplish with art direction, photography, lighting, etc. it is still a gold standard for science fiction. (Quote by - Matthew Modine)

Your equipment DOES NOT affect the quality of your image. The less time and effort you spend worrying about your equipment the more time and effort you can spend creating great images. The right equipment just makes it easier, faster or more convenient for you to get the results you need. (Quote by - Ken Rockwell)

If photography were difficult in the true sense 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. (Quote by - Ansel Adams)


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