1. Sometimes I do get to places just when God's ready to have somebody click the shutter.

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  2. You don't take a photograph, you make it.

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  3. A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words.

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  4. A good photograph is knowing where to stand.

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  5. A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.

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  6. When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.

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  7. There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.

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  8. A photograph is usually looked at - seldom looked into.

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  9. In my mind's eye, I visualize how a particular... sight and feeling will appear on a print. If it excites me, there is a good chance it will make a good photograph. It is an intuitive sense, an ability that comes from a lot of practice.

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  10. To photograph truthfully and effectively is to see beneath the surfaces and record the qualities of nature and humanity which live or are latent in all things.

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