11 julio, 2024

100+ quotes from famous photographers about photography

Depending on the various techniques and approaches, photography can be considered an art, and photographers, artists. The evolution of photography, from its beginnings with the daguerreotype in 1839, has been nothing short of impressive.

From those huge boxes to the little mobiles, there have been almost two centuries of profound innovations in the art of fixing images. Photographers were the new portrait photographers from the mid-19th and 20th centuries, and now we can all capture anything that interests us with our phone’s camera. However, the gaze of an expert photographer is still fundamental to the art of photography.

Below is a list of phrases of photographers Famous of history, such as Ansel Adams, Henri Cartier-Besson, Berenice Abbott, Elliott Herwitt, Dorothea Lange, Robert Capa and many more, about the perception and meaning that photography has for them.

Quotes from famous photographers about photography

-Photography is the only language that can be understood in all parts of the world.- Bruno Barbey.

-Taking photographs is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.- Marc Riboud.

-A good photographer is one who knows where and how to stop.- Ansel Adams.

-Wherever there is light, one can photograph.- Alfred Stieglitz.

-We create the photographs to understand what our lives mean to us.- Ralph Hattersley.

-Photography is the beauty of life captured.- Tara Chisolm.

-Fear is the only thing that prevents many photographers from reaching their greatest potential.- Collin Pierson.

-It is one thing to take a photograph showing how the person looks, and another thing is to take a photograph that shows who it is.- Paul Caponigro.

-Photography is the record of strangeness and beauty with charming precision.- Sebastian Smee.

-Photography has no rules, it is not a sport. It is the result that counts, no matter how it is achieved.- Bill Brandt.

-In the world of photography, one can share a moment that has been captured with other people.- James Wilson.

I don’t trust words. I trust the photographs.- Gilles Peress.

-The photographs are there, you just have to take them.- Robert Capa.

-There are no rules to take good photographs, there are simply good photographs.- Ansel Adams.

-When your heart jumps every time your camera manages to fix its focus, you have become a photographer.- Mark Denman.

45-If you see something that moves you and photograph it, you just kept a moment.- Linda McCartney.

-What the human eye observes casually and so lacking in curiosity, the eye of the camera captures it with implacable fidelity.- Berenice Abbott.

-What reinforces the content in a photograph is the sense of rhythm, the relationship between shapes and values.- Henri Cartier-Bresson.

-Most things in life are moments of pleasure and a lifetime of shame. In photography, most are moments of shame and a life of pleasure.- Tony Benn.

-Essentially, photography is life illuminated.- Sam Abell.

-Something that can be seen in my photographs is that I was not afraid to fall in love with those people.- Annie Leibovitz.

-When people see my photographs I want them to feel the same way they feel when they want to read the verse of a poem again.- Robert Frank.

-The results are uncertain even among the most experienced photographers.- Matthew Brady.

-The character, like a photograph, is revealed in the dark.- Yousuf Karsh.

-There is something strange and powerful about black and white photographs.- Stefan Kanfer.

-Photography is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.- Alfred Stieglitz.

-The land is art, the photographer is just a witness.- Yann Arthus-Berthrand.

3-Contrast is what makes photography interesting.- Conrad Hall.

-I ventured into the world of photography because it seemed to be the perfect vehicle to criticize the madness of today’s world.- Robert Mapplethorpe.

-I did not choose photography, photography chose me.- Gerardo Suter.

-Seeing and composing beauty properly is what separates a quick capture from a photograph.- Matt Hardy.

-The skill in photography is acquired through practice, not buying it.- Percy W. Harris.

30-Photography helps people to see.- Berenice Abbott.

-Your first ten thousand photographs are the worst.- Henri Cartier-Bresson.

-All photos are accurate. None of them is reality.- Richard Avedon.

-How about we start taking pictures of people and stop taking pictures of poses?- Justin and Mary Marantz.

-Do not take a photograph thinking about how it looks, take the photograph thinking about how it feels.- David Alan Harvey.

-Photography is a powerful means of expression and communication, it offers an infinite variety of perceptions, interpretations and executions.- Ansel Adams.

-The best photographs are those that retain their strength and impact over the years, regardless of the number of times they are viewed.- Anne Geddes.

15-I like to photograph anyone before they know what their best angles are.- Ellen Von Unwerth.

-Photography is about capturing souls, not smiles.- Dragan Tapshanov.

-A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more he tells you, the less you know.- Diane Arbus.

-What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that has vanished forever, impossible to replicate.- Karl Lagerfeld.

-There are always two people in each photograph: the photographer and the viewer.- Ansel Adams.

The camera is an excuse to be in a place where you would not otherwise belong.- Susan Meiselas.

-Photography is about finding out what can happen in the frame. When you put four borders around some facts, you change those facts.- Garry Winogrand.

-The best photos deal with the depth of feeling, not the depth of field.- Peter Adams.

-The instrument is not the camera, but the photographer.- Eve Arnold.

-The reason in itself for taking pictures is the fact of not having to explain things with words.- Elliott Erwitt.

-I have never taken the photograph that I have proposed. They always come out better or worse.- Diane Arbus.

-If you are out there taking pictures, things will happen to you. If you are not out there, you will only hear about them.- Jay Maisel.

-The eyes must learn to listen before seeing.- Robert Frank.

-My photographs are the result of being in that place at the right time.- Rene Burri.

5-The only and most important element of a camera is the twelve inches behind it.- Ansel Adams.

-In photography there are no shadows that cannot be illuminated.- August Sander.

-The more you take pictures, you learn to discern more and more of what can and cannot be photographed. You just have to keep doing it.- Eliot Porter.

-The best camera is the one you have with you.- Chase Jarvis.

-I think that a great ability to dream is what leads people to be great photographers.- Wayne Miller.

-The limitations in your photography are imposed by yourself, since in what we see we discover who we are.- Ernst Haas.

-The art of photography is based on directing the attention of the viewer.- Steven Pinker.

-A photograph is usually observed, it is rarely observed inside it.- Ansel Adams.

24-Photography extracts an instant from time, and alters life by keeping it immobile.- Dorothea Lange.

-The two most interesting powers of photography are to make new things look familiar and to make familiar things look new.- William Thackeray.

-My life is shaped by the urgent need to travel and observe, and my camera is my passport.- Steve McCurry.

-There is one thing that photography must contain: the humanity of the moment.- Robert Frank.

4-The more photographs you see, you become a better photographer.- Robert Mapplethorpe.

-A camera is a button to save what the mind’s eye sees.- Roger Kingston.

-The camera is more than a recording device, it is a means by which messages from another world reach us.- Orson Welles.

-One must learn to use the camera as if one were going to go blind tomorrow.- Dorothea Lange.

-When I have a camera in my hands, my fear fades.- Alfred Eisenstaedt.

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

-When I say that I want to photograph someone, what it really means is that I want to meet them. I photograph anyone I know.- Annie Leibovitz.

-A good photographer is one who communicates a fact, touches the heart and changes the viewer for having seen what he saw.- Irving Penn.

-One does not take a photograph, one makes it.- Ansel Adams.

-I think of photography as a therapy.- Harry Gruyaert.

-A portrait is not made in the camera but on the other side of it.- Edward Steichen.

-If the photos are not good enough, then you are not close enough.- Robert Capa.

-Photography is a love affair with life.- Burk Uzzle.

3-When you photograph a face, you photograph the soul that is behind it.- Jean-Luc Godard.

-Do not pack your camera until you have left that place.- Joe McNally.

-Photography is the simplest thing in the world, but it is incredibly complicated to make it really work.- Martin Parr.

4-Photography has nothing to do with cameras.- Lucas Gentry.

-It is more important to click with people than to click on the shutter.- Alfred Eisenstaedt.

2-I really believe that there are things that no one would see if they were not photographed.- Diane Arbus.

-We do not learn from our good photographs, we learn from those that can be improved.- Jen Rozenbaum.

-What makes photography a strange invention is that its raw materials are light and time.- John Berger.

-Today exists to end in a photograph.- Susan Sontag.

-Photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the importance of an event.- Henri Cartier-Bresson.

1-I walk, I look, I see, I stop and take a picture.- Leon Levinstein.

-No place is boring if you have had a good night’s sleep and have a bag full of unexposed rolls.- Robert Adams.

-Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow.- Imogen Cunningham.

4-Only photograph what you love.- Tim Walker.

-I think that photographers should photograph what they want, not what they have at hand.- Roberto Valenzuela.

45-If I could tell a story with words, I wouldn’t need to carry a camera with me.- Lewis Hine.

-The camera can capture more than the eyes, so why not make use of it?- Edward Weston.

-The camera is a sketchbook, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity.- Henri Carter-Bresson.

-Photography is a way of feeling, touching and loving. What you have captured on the roll you have captured forever.- Aaron Siskind.

-When I take photographs, what I am really looking for are answers to things.- Wynn Bullock.

-Taking a photograph is holding your breath when all possibilities converge to capture a fleeting reality.- Henri Cartier-Bresson.

-If you want to be a better photographer, go and stand in front…

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