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A good snapshot stops a moment from running away. (Quote by - Eudora Welty)

I did take my camera along, as I felt there wouldn't be enough time to draw the things I wanted to do. I did some drawing and did a lot of photography but I was not part of Stryker's outfit at all. (Quote by - Ben Shahn)

You learn to see by practice. It's just like playing tennis, you get better the more you play. The more you look around at things, the more you see. The more you photograph, the more you realize what can be photographed and what can't be photographed. You just have to keep doing it. (Quote by - Eliot Porter)

I was so impressed with the work we were doing and I was very involved ideologically in photography - that I arranged an exhibition at the College Art Association. The first exhibition I picked the photographs and so on and we had an exhibition in New York. (Quote by - Ben Shahn)

When you find yourself beginning to feel a bond between yourself and the people you photograph, when you laugh and cry with their laughter and tears, you will know you are on the right track. (Quote by - Arthur Fellig)

Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still. (Quote by - Dorothea Lange)

I became interested in photography when I found my own sketching was inadequate. (Quote by - Ben Shahn)

A new era in the physiological investigation of linguistic sounds was opened up by X-ray photography. (Quote by - Roman Jakobson)

I also paint, draw and I'm into film and photography as well, and the same thing applies to all of them. You're presenting this material to the general public and hoping that they're going to 'get' what you're doing. Some don't, some do. (Quote by - Paul Kane)

I take photographs with love, so I try to make them art objects. But I make them for myself first and foremost - that is important. (Quote by - Jacques-Henri Lartigue)

In photography, the smallest thing can be a great subject. The little, human detail can become a Leitmotiv. (Quote by - Henri Cartier-Bresson)

Above all, I craved to seize the whole essence, in the confines of one single photograph, of some situation that was in the process of unrolling itself before my eyes. (Quote by - Henri Cartier Bresson)

No matter how advanced your camera you still need to be responsible for getting it to the right place at the right time and pointing it in the right direction to get the photo you want. (Quote by - Ken Rockwell)

Now to consult the rules of composition before making a picture is a little like consulting the law of gravitation before going for a walk. Such rules and laws are deduced from the accomplished fact; they are the products of reflection . . . (Quote by - Edward Weston)

Photography for me is not looking, it's feeling. If you can't feel what you're looking at, then you're never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures. (Quote by - Don McCullin)

I wish more people felt that photography was an adventure the same as life itself and felt that their individual feelings were worth expressing. To me, that makes photography more exciting. (Quote by - Harry Callahan)

I think landscape photography in general is somewhat undervalued. (Quote by - Galen Rowell)

A photograph is usually looked at - seldom looked into (Quote by - Ansel Adams)

Photography concentrates one's eye on the superficial. For that reason it obscures the hidden life which glimmers through the outlines of things like a play of light and shade. One can't catch that even with the sharpest lens (Quote by - Karl Heiner)

I find it some of the hardest photography and the most challenging photography I've ever done. It's a real challenge to work with the natural features and the natural light. (Quote by - Galen Rowell)

Computer photography won't be photography as we know it. I think photography will always be chemical. (Quote by - Annie Leibovitz)

No matter how slow the film, spirit always stands still long enough for the photographer it has chosen. (Quote by - Minor White)

Ever since the 1860s when photographers travelled the American West and brought photographs of scenic wonders back to the people on the East Coast of America we have had a North American tradition of landscape photography used for the environment. (Quote by - Galen Rowell)

In photography there are no shadows that cannot be illuminated. (Quote by - August Sander)

Photography can never grow up if it imitates some other medium. It has to walk alone; it has to be itself. (Quote by - Berenice Abbott)


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