It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera... they are made with the eye, heart and head.— Henri Cartier-Bresson
Romantic Camera And Photography quotations
Photography is about capturing souls, not smiles.
You don't make a photograph just with a camera.
You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.
If I knew how to take a good photograph, I'd do it every time.
A photograph is the pause button of life.
My life is shaped by the urgent need to wander and observe, and my camera is my passport.
The whole point of taking pictures is so that you don't have to explain things with words.
There is 3 key things for good photography: the camera,lighting and... Photoshop
Life is like photography we develop from the negatives.
You have a 45mm automatic pistol on your lap, and I have a 35mm camera on my lap, and my weapon is just as powerful as yours. (To Black Panther militant Eldridge Cleaver)
It seems positively unnatural to travel without taking a camera along.
.. The very activity of taking pictures is soothing and assuages general feelings of disorientation that are likely to be exacerbated by travel.
For me, the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity.
Life is like a camera focus on whats important and youll capture it perfectly.
Photography is a very subtle thing. You must let the camera take you by the hand, as it were, and lead you into your subject.
A photograph is the illusion of a literal description of how the camera 'saw' a piece of time and space.
A lot of photographers think that if they buy a better camera they'll be able to take better photographs. A better camera won't do a thing for you if you don't have anything in your head or in your heart.
Life is like photography, you use the negatives to develop
The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it!
The important thing is not the camera but the eye.
Your eye must see a composition or an expression that life itself offers you, and you must know with intuition when to click the camera.
Life is like a camera. Focus on what is important, capture the good times, develop from the negatives and if thing don't work out, take another shot.
The camera is a remarkable instrument.
Saturate yourself with your subject, and the camera will all but take you by the hand and point the way.
To me photography can be simultaneously both a record and a mirror or window of self-expression the camera is generally assumed to be unable to depict that which is not visible to the eye and yet, the photographer who wields it well can depict what lies unseen in his memory.
The camera is an excuse to be someplace you otherwise don't belong.
It gives me both a point of connection and a point of separation.
I can get obsessed by anything if I look at it long enough. That's the curse of being a photographer.
There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are.
If a photographer cares about the people before the lens and is compassionate, much is given. It is the photographer, not the camera, that is the instrument.
The camera can photograph thought.
No matter how sophisticated the camera, the photographer is still the one that makes the picture.
The camera has always been a guide, and it's allowed me to see things and focus on things that maybe an average person wouldn't even notice.
My creative process begins when I get out with the camera and interact with the world. A camera is truly a license to explore. There are no uninteresting things. There are just uninterested people.
A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.
Photography is painting with light! The blurs, the spots, those are errors! But the errors are part of it, they give it poetry and turn it into painting. And for that you need as bad a camera as possible! If you want to be famous, you have to do whatever you're doing worse than anyone else in the whole world.
Don’t pack up your camera until you’ve left the location.
I discovered that this camera was the technical means in photography of communicating what the world looks like in a state of heightened awareness. And it's that awareness of really looking at the everyday world with clear and focused attention that I'm interested in.
Look at lots of exhibitions and books, and don't get hung up on cameras and technical things. Photography is about images.
Nothing happens when you sit at home.
I always make it a point to carry a camera with me at all times...I just shoot at what interests me at that moment.
When I was teaching at Harvard in the 1970s, I went to Project Incorporated in Cambridge and took photography classes. I didn't even know how to aim the camera in those days.
The camera adds a certain sheen to things.
Something about being frozen in time really makes things sparkle.
Leica, schmeica. The camera doesn't make a bit of difference. All of them can record what you are seeing. But you have to see.
Cameras began duplicating the world at that moment when the human landscape started to undergo a vertiginous rate of change: while an untold number of forms of biological and social life are being destroyed in a brief span of time, a device is available to record what is disappearing.
If the photographer is interested in the people in front of his lens, and if he is compassionate, it's already a lot. The instrument is not the camera but the photographer.
The video camera dominates art. It's a bore, it makes everything look a bit the same. If you look at things with a pencil and paper in your hand, you are going to see far more.