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  1. “When Words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate I shall be content with silence”- Ansel Adams
  2. “If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough”- Robert Capa
  3. “The eye should learn to listen before it looks.” –  Robert Frank
  4. “A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you, the less you know.” —  Diane Arbus
  5. “Great photography is about depth of feeling, not depth of field” – Peter Adams
  6. “Your first 1000 photographs are your worst”- Henri Cartier-Bresson
  7. “If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn’t need to lug around a camera.” – Lewis Hine
  8. “The more pictures you see, the better you are as a photographer.” — Robert Mapplethorpe
  9. “In photography, there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality”- Alfred Stieglitz
  10. “I began to realize that the camera sees the world differently than the human eye and that sometimes those differences can make a photograph more powerful than what you actually observed.”
    – Galen Rowell
  1. “The art of photography is all about directing the attention of the viewer.”
    – Steven Pinker
  2. “If a day goes by without my doing something related to photography, it’s as though I’ve neglected something essential to my existence, as though I had forgotten to wake up.” — Richard Avedon
  3. There are no bad pictures; that’s just how your face looks sometimes- Abraham Lincon
  4. “I don’t trust words, I trust pictures”- Gilles Peress
  5. “The two most engaging powers of a photograph are to make new things familiar and familiar things new.” – William Thackeray
  6. The pictures are there, and you just take them.”- Robert Capa
  7. “If a day goes by without my doing something related to photography, it’s as though I’ve neglected something essential to my existence, as though I had forgotten to wake up.” — Richard Avedon
  8. “To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” – Elliott Erwitt
  9. “I used to think that I could never lose anyone if I photographed them enough. In fact, my pictures show me how much I’ve lost.” ― Nan Goldin
  10. “ You don’t take a photograph, you make it”- Ansel Adams
  1. “A thing that you see in my pictures is that I was not afraid to fall in love with these people”- Annie Leibovitz
  2. “Photography is a love affair with life.”
    – Burk Uzzle
  3. “Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow.”
    – Imogen Cunningham
  4. There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs- Ansel Adams
  5. Where there is light, one can photograph”-Alfred Stieglitz
  6. “The picture that you took with your camera is the imagination you want to create with reality.”  Scott Lorenzo
  7. There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.”-Ansel Adams
  8. 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”- Don McCullin
  9. “Black and White are the colors of photography. To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever”- Robert Frank
  10. “You cannot possibly hit the shutter without leaving a piece of you in the image.”  – Joe Buissink
  1. “Don’t shoot what it looks like. Shoot what it feels like.”  David Alan Harvey
  2. “I didn’t choose photography, photography chose me”- Gerardo Suter
  3. Don’t pack your camera until you’ve left the location”- Joe McNally
  4. “Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph.”  Matt Hardy
  5. “I am not interested in shooting new things – I am interested to see things new.” – Ernst Haas
  6. “It’s one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it’s another thing to make a portrait of who they are” – Paul Caponigro
  7. “If you are out there shooting, things will happen for you. If you’re not out there, you’ll only hear about it.”  Jay Maisel
  8. “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
  9. “The context in which a photograph is seen affects the meaning the viewer draws from it.” -Stephen Shore
  10. “Photography is the simplest thing in the world, but it is incredibly complicated to make it really work.” – Martin Parr
  11. You can look at a picture for a week and never think of it again. You can also look at a picture for a second and think of it all your life” – Jaon Miro
  12. “One should really use the camera as though tomorrow you’d be stricken blind.” — Dorothea Lange
  13. “ The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people in it do”.- Andy Warhol
  14. “I like to photograph anyone before they know what their best angles are.” — Ellen Von Unwerth 
  15. “If I have any ‘message’ worth giving to a beginner it is that there are no shortcuts in photography.” —  Edward Weston
  16.  “The art of photography is all about directing the attention of the viewer.”
    – Steven Pinker
  17. “The whole point of taking pictures is so that you don’t have to explain things with words.”
    – Elliott Erwitt
  18. “If you can smell the street by looking at the photo, it’s a street photograph.” — Bruce Gilden
  19. “Photographs open doors into the past, but they also allow a look into the future- Sally Mann
  20. “Once photography enters your bloodstream, it is like a disease- Anonymous
  1. “Photography helps people to see.” Berenice Abbott
  2. “It’s not enough to just own a camera. Everyone owns a camera. To be a photographer, you must understand, appreciate, and harness the power you hold!”
    – Mark Denman
  3. “A good snapshot keeps a moment from running away.” -Eudora Welty
  4. “A good photograph is knowing where to stand.” – Ansel Adams
  5. “My life is shaped by the urgent need to wander and observe, and my camera is my passport.” — Steve McCurry
  6. “The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.” Dorothea Lange

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