467 Total Quotes

American Photographer Quotes

Edward Weston
Consulting the rules of composition before taking a photograph, is like consulting the laws of gravity before going for a walk.
Edward Weston
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Ansel Adams
Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer - and often the supreme disappointment.
Ansel Adams
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Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.
Dorothea Lange
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While there is perhaps a province in which the photograph can tell us nothing more than what we see with our own eyes, there is another in which it proves to us how little our eyes permit us to see.
Dorothea Lange
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Ansel Adams
It is my intention to present - through the medium of photography - intuitive observations of the natural world which may have meaning to the spectators.
Ansel Adams
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No photographer is as good as the simplest camera.
Edward Steichen
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Ansel Adams
There is nothing worse than a brilliant image of a fuzzy concept.
Ansel Adams
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Diane Arbus
When you grow up your mother says, 'Wear rubbers or you'll catch cold.' When you become an adult you discover that you have the right not to wear rubbers and to see if you catch cold or not. It's something like that.
Diane Arbus
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My portraits are more about me than they are about the people I photograph.
Richard Avedon
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Edward Weston
Photography to the amateur is recreation, to the professional it is work, and hard work too, no matter how pleasurable it my be.
Edward Weston
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The still must tease with the promise of a story the viewer of it itches to be told.
Cindy Sherman
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Ansel Adams
I tried to keep both arts alive, but the camera won. I found that while the camera does not express the soul, perhaps a photograph can!
Ansel Adams
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The world just does not fit conveniently into the format of a 35mm camera.
Eugene Smith
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One of the satisfactions of a genius is his will-power and obstinacy.
Man Ray
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Ansel Adams
Sometimes I do get to places just when God's ready to have somebody click the shutter.
Ansel Adams
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Ansel Adams
A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.
Ansel Adams
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Ansel Adams
Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution.
Ansel Adams
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The arts equally have distinct departments, and unless photography has its own possibilities of expression, separate from those of the other arts, it is merely a process, not an art.
Alfred Stieglitz
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Ansel Adams
Myths and creeds are heroic struggles to comprehend the truth in the world.
Ansel Adams
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I think hard drugs are disgusting. But I must say, I think marijuana is pretty lightweight.
Linda Mccartney
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Once the amateur's naive approach and humble willingness to learn fades away, the creative spirit of good photography dies with it. Every professional should remain always in his heart an amateur.
Alfred Eisenstaedt
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It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter.
Alfred Eisenstaedt
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I dream that someday the step between my mind and my finger will no longer be needed. And that simply by blinking my eyes, I shall make pictures. Then, I think, I shall really have become a photographer.
Alfred Eisenstaedt
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I don't like to work with assistants. I'm already one too many; the camera alone would be enough.
Alfred Eisenstaedt
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When I have a camera in my hand, I know no fear.
Alfred Eisenstaedt
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We are only beginning to learn what to say in a photograph. The world we live in is a succession of fleeting moments, any one of which might say something significant.
Alfred Eisenstaedt
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In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.
Alfred Stieglitz
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Photography, as we all know, is not real at all. It is an illusion of reality with which we create our own private world.
Arnold Newman
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As I hold the future well-being of photography very dear I must see to it that these forces which militate against it be opposed and destroyed.
Alfred Stieglitz
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