Photo Studios Quotes

“Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.” – Dorothea Lange

“If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn’t need to lug around a camera.” – Lewis Hine

Great photography is always

“Great photography is always on the edge of failure.” – Garry Winogrand

“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

“I didn’t decide to be a photographer; I just happened to fall into it.” – Berenice Abbott

“Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs.” – Ansel Adams

“The painter constructs, the photographer discloses.” – Susan Sontag

“Color is seductive. It changes as it interacts with other colors, it changes because of the light falling upon it, and it changes as it becomes larger in size.” – Jay Maisel

“In photography we must learn to seek, not the ‘picture,’ not the aesthetic of tradition, but the ideal instrument of expression, the self-sufficient vehicle for education.” – Laszlo Moholy-Nagy

“There are no bad pictures; that’s just how your face looks sometimes.” – Abraham Lincoln

The camera is an instrument

“The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.” – Dorothea Lange

“The art of photography is all about directing the attention of the viewer.” – Steven Pinker

“The more pictures you see, the better you are as a photographer.” – Robert Mapplethorpe

“To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson

“No place is boring, if you’ve had a good night’s sleep and have a pocket full of unexposed film.” – Robert Adams

“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.” – Mark Twain

“My job as a portrait photographer is to seduce, amuse and entertain.” – Helmut Newton

“A photograph is not only an image (as a painting is an image), an interpretation of the real; it is also a trace, something directly stenciled off the real, like a footprint or a death mask.” – Susan Sontag

Photography is not about

“Photography is not about the thing photographed. It is about how that thing looks photographed.” – Garry Winogrand

“Anybody can direct a picture once they know the fundamentals. Directing is not a mystery, it’s not an art. The main thing about directing is: photograph the people’s eyes.” – John Ford

“In photography, the smallest thing can be a great subject. The little, human detail can become a Leitmotiv.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson

“Emotion or feeling is really the only thing about pictures I find interesting. Beyond that is is just a trick.” – Christopher Anderson

“One thing I would never photograph is a dog lying in the mud.” – Diane Arbus

“Photography is a love affair with life.” – Burk Uzzle

“Look and think before opening the shutter. The heart and mind are the true lens of the camera.” – Yousuf Karsh

“There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.” – Ansel Adams

There are always two

“There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.” – Ansel Adams

“I was coming to realize that the real magician was light itself.” – Edward Steichen

“The most difficult thing for me is a portrait. You have to try and put your camera between the skin of a person and his shirt.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson

“I hate cameras. They are so much more sure than I am about everything.” – John Steinbeck

“Photography is truth.” – Jean-Luc Godard

“It is the photo that takes you. One must not take photos.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson

“Everyone is a photographer now, remember. That’s the great thing about photography.” – Martin Parr

“The important thing is not the camera but the eye.” – Alfred Eisenstaedt

There is only you and your

“There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are.” – Ernst Haas

“A picture is the expression of an impression. If the beautiful were not in us, how would we ever recognize it?” – Ernst Haas

“Photography is an immediate reaction, drawing is a meditation.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson

“The hardest thing in photography is to create a simple image.” – Anne Geddes

“All the technique in the world doesn’t compensate for the inability to notice.” – Elliott Erwitt

“The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it!” – Ansel Adams