“…how you build a picture, what a picture consists of,
how shapes are related to each other, how spaces are
filled, how the whole thing must have a kind of unity.” – Paul strand.
“There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs”. – Ansel Adams
“The pictures are there, and you just take them.” – Robert capa
“It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less imagination to be a painter because you can invent things. But in photography everything is so ordinary; it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the extraordinary.” – David Bailey
“Always seeing something, never seeing nothing, being photographer.” – Walter de mulder
“Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography.” – George Eastman.
“Every viewer is going to get a different thing. That’s the thing about painting, photography, cinema.” – David Lynch.
“Once photography enters your bloodstream, it is like a disease.” – Anonymous
When I photograph, what I’m really doing is seeking answers to things.” – Wynn Bullock
“I went into photography because it seemed like the perfect vehicle for commenting on the madness of today’s existence.” – Robert Mapplethorpe
“Great photography is about depth of feeling, not depth of field.” – Peter Adams
“My life is shaped by the urgent need to wander and observe, and my camera is my passport.” – Steve McCurry
“When I say I want to photograph someone, what it really means is that I’d like to know them. Anyone I know I photograph.” – Annie Leibovitz
“I never have taken a picture I’ve intended. They’re always better or worse.” – Diane Arbus
“The whole point of taking pictures is so that you don’t have to explain things with words.” – Elliott Erwitt
“Essentially what photography is is life lit up.”- Sam Abell
“In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.” – Alfred Stieglitz
“Photography is the story I fail to put into words.”- Destin Sparks
“To consult the rules of composition before making a picture is a little like consulting the law of gravitation before going for a walk.” – Edward Weston
“The painter constructs, the photographer discloses.” – Susan Sontag
“In the context of photography , there was a luck.But the luck will come, when the photographer is ready.” – Adithya Zen
“Would you hang it on your wall? Then it’s a good photograph.” ― Leslie Dean Brown
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