It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera... they are made with the eye, heart and head.— Henri Cartier-Bresson
Memorable Photography By Photographers quotations
A photograph is the pause button of life.
I am forever chasing light. Light turns the ordinary into the magical.
If I knew how to take a good photograph, I'd do it every time.
I can get obsessed by anything if I look at it long enough. That's the curse of being a photographer.
My life is shaped by the urgent need to wander and observe, and my camera is my passport.
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.
No matter how sophisticated the camera, the photographer is still the one that makes the 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.
The whole point of taking pictures is so that you don't have to explain things with words.
The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people in it do.
I can get obsessed by anything if i look at it long enough.
That's the curse of being a photographer.
Anything more than 500 yards from the car just isn't photogenic.
One doesn't stop seeing. One doesn't stop framing. It doesn't turn off and turn on. It's on all the time.
Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.
For me, the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity.
And if a day goes by without my doing something related to photography, it's as though I've neglected something essential to my existence, as though I had forgotten to wake up. I know that the accident of my being a photographer has made my life possible.
Be yourself. I much prefer seeing something, even it is clumsy, that doesn't look like somebody else's work.
Never let anyone define what you are capable of by using parameters that don’t apply to you.
Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph.
A good photograph is one that communicates a fact, touches the heart and leaves the viewer a changed person for having seen it. It is, in a word, effective.
Taking pictures is like tiptoeing into the kitchen late at night and stealing Oreo cookies.
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.
If I have any 'message' worth giving to a beginner it is that there are no short cuts in photography.
You just have to live and life will give you pictures.
Photography is the easiest art, which perhaps makes it the hardest.
If you are out there shooting, things will happen for you.
If you're not out there, you'll only hear about it.
Don't shoot what it looks like. Shoot what it feels like.
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.
I like to photograph anyone before they know what their best angles are.
I love the people I photograph. I mean, they're my friends. I've never met most of them or I don't know them at all, yet through my images I live with them.
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.
It's one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it's another thing to make a portrait of who they are.