It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera... they are made with the eye, heart and head.— Henri Cartier-Bresson
Practical taking photograph quotes that are about good photography
A photograph is the pause button of life.
In the blur of the photograph, time leaves its gleaming, snail-like track.
A window covered with raindrops interests me more than a photograph of a famous person.
I can get obsessed by anything if I look at it long enough. That's the curse of being a photographer.
It became the middle finger I couldn’t raise in PR photographs.
The mustache became my silent last word in the verbal battles I was losing with higher headquarters on rules, targets, and fighting the war.
For the birth of something new, there has to be a happening.
Newton saw an apple fall; James Watt watched a kettle boil; Roentgen fogged some photographic plates. And these people knew enough to translate ordinary happenings into something new.
I am forever chasing light. Light turns the ordinary into the magical.
No matter how sophisticated the camera, the photographer is still the one that makes the picture.
You only get one sunrise and one sunset a day, and you only get so many days on the planet. A good photographer does the math and doesn't waste either.
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.
I like to make people a little uncomfortable.
It encourages them to examine who they are and why they think the way they do.
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.
I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls.
They always say because it's such a beautiful animal. There you go. I think my mother is attractive, but I have photographs of her.
I think Bigfoot is blurry, that's the problem.
It's not the photographer's fault. Bigfoot is blurry, and that's extra scary to me. There's a large, out-of-focus monster roaming the countryside. Run, he's fuzzy, get out of here.
Wherever there is light, one can photograph.
Nothing is ever the same twice because everything is always gone forever, and yet each moment has infinite photographic possibilities.
If photographers are responsible for creating or reflecting an image of women in society, then I must say, there is only one way for the future, and this is to define women as strong and independent. This should be the responsibility of photographers today: to free women, and finally everyone, from the terror of youth and perfection.
If you want to be a photographer, first leave home
I don't have a burning desire to go out and document anything.
It just happens when it happens. It's not a conscious effort, nor is it a struggle. Wouldn't do it if it was. The idea of the suffering artist has never appealed to me. Being here is suffering enough.
You can look at a picture for a week and never think of it again.
You can also look at the picture for a second and think of it all your life.
If I give someone a horsetail he will have no difficulty making a photographic enlargement of it - anyone can do that. But to observe it, to notice and discover its forms, is something that only a few are capable of.
Often people ask what I'm photographing, which is a hard question to answer.
And the best what I've come up with is I just say: Life today.
If I knew how to take a good photograph, I'd do it every time.
My life is shaped by the urgent need to wander and observe, and my camera is my passport.
I don’t have a philosophy. I have a camera. I look into the camera and take pictures. My photographs are the tiniest part of what I see that could be photographed. They are fragments of endless possibilities.
One of the things my career as an artist might say to young artists is: The things that are close to you are the things you can photograph the best. And unless you photograph what you love, you are not going to make good art.
I always thought if I photographed anyone or anything enough, I would never lose the person, I would never lose the memory, I would never lose the place. But the pictures show me how much I've lost.
A photograph can be an instant of life captured for eternity that will never cease looking back at you.
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Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I'm going to take tomorrow.
If it makes you laugh, if it makes you cry, if it rips out your heart, that's a good picture.
The best images are the ones that retain their strength and impact over the years, regardless of the number of times they are viewed.
A family's photograph album is generally about the extended family and, often, is all that remains of it.
The whole point of taking pictures is so that you don't have to explain things with words.
My dream concept is that I have a camera and I am trying to photograph what is essentially invisible. And every once in a while I get a glimpse of her and I grab that picture.
Never have I found the limits of the photographic potential.
Every horizon, upon being reached, reveals another beckoning in the distance. Always, I am on the threshold.
Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer - and often the supreme disappointment.
It was my mom and I against the world.
We lived in New York in this bohemian lifestyle where an extended group of artists and photographers were like my aunts and uncles.