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25 Selected Quotes in Photography

Before you read others quotations, murmurings and reflections on photography, here are my pieces and my peace 🙂

Please don’t hold it back and share yours after you read. Please share what inspired you about your artwork and others’ work. Don’t hesitate to share your precious values of photography in the form of quotations. You are welcome to share in the comment. Yes, you don’t need to be a photographer or got an expensive camera or nothing at all to share your quotes on the subject but not spamming. In fact, spammers are filtered so thank you for your generous time, but my spam filter is brilliantly working 24/7 days a week while I only review some and trash them!

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“Amateur and professional photographers share two things in common – a cam and a frozen time photo! Anybody can take a photo, but few can make it interesting to the beholder’s eyes or become an artist of their masterpiece. A PHOTOGRAPHER WITH PASSION DOES NOT NECESSARILY NEED A VALIDATION a.k.a. SOCIAL MEDIA LIKES. Or PHOTO COMPETITIONS SHARED BY POLL VOTING TO BE LEGIT? Are you kidding me? A beholder’s eyes aren’t hired by currency in competition environment offline and online but naturally admirers of your artwork photography pieces into something wholesome criticism but never let them a trap to your artistry and keep moving on. Editing, on the other hand, provides another thing to deliberately expands the subject beauty into pieces into something beyond wholesome soul criticism like a Babushka doll in a Babushka doll. The only difference is the colour and how it is edited no matter what tools for software or mobile devices apps you utilise for your artwork. The soul of your masterpiece are within you, your soul, your passion within – the way you would have imagined the photo in repositioning all the angles before you shoot that camera with the perfect and imperfect light aligned!”

“PHOTOGRAPHERS ARE JOURNALISTS IN JOURNALING VISUAL ARTS!”

“IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A MAGICAL MOMENT, TAKE YOUR CAMERA AND START PHOTOSHOOTING UNTIL YOU FIND ONE. MAKE IT A DEFINING MOMENT FROM START TO ART!”

“WHAT IS IT ABOUT BRINGING THE BLACK AND WHITE PHOTO IN THE PAST INTO COLOURS THEN CHANGING THE PRESENT TIME HIGH RESOLUTIONS INTO BLACK AND WHITE INTO THE FUTURE?”

“A PHOTOGRAPHER DOES NOT NEED TO BOAST THE BRAND OF THE CAMERA UNLESS THE BRAND PAYS YOU BY CURRENCY OR CRYPTOCURRENCY BY SPONSORING YOU FOR A REASON FOR A SEASON.”

“I SAY IT AGAIN; YOU DO NOT NEED A VALIDATION OF LIKES FROM SOCIAL MEDIA OR PHOTO COMPETITION POLL VOTES TO DEVELOP YOUR ART INTO MASTERPIECE.”

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FASTEN YOUR SEATBELT – NO NEED FOR AIRBAGS – HERE ARE THE QUOTES:

  1. “Anyone can take a picture of poverty; it’s easy to focus on the dirt and hurt of the poor. It’s much harder—and much more needful—to pry under that dirt and reveal the beauty and dignity of people that, but for their birth into a place and circumstance different from our own, are just like ourselves. I want my images to tell the story of those people and to move us beyond pity to justice and mercy.”
    ― David duChemin, Within the Frame: The Journey of Photographic Vision
  2. “Photography is all about secrets. The secrets we all have and will never tell.” ― Kim Edwards, The Memory Keeper’s Daughter
  3. “Photography is about capturing souls, not smiles.”
    ― Dragan Tapshanov
  4. “A photograph shouldn’t be just a picture, it should be a philosophy.”
    ― Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words
  5. “A picture’s worth a thousand words. But a single word can make you think of over a thousand pictures in your mind, over a thousand moments, a thousand memories.”
    ― Rebecca McNutt, Smog City
  6. “You don’t take a photograph, you make it.”
    ― Ansel Adams
  7. “The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.”
    ― Dorothea Lange
  8. “It is a cruel, ironical art, photography. The dragging of captured moments into the future; moments that should have been allowed to evaporate into the past; should exist only in memories, glimpsed through the fog of events that came after. Photographs force us to see people before their future weighed them down….”
    ― Kate Morton, The House at Riverton
  9. “Art is what we call…the thing an artist does.
    It’s not the medium or the oil or the price or whether it hangs on a wall or you eat it. What matters, what makes it art, is that the person who made it overcame the resistance, ignored the voice of doubt and made something worth making. Something risky. Something human.
    Art is not in the …eye of the beholder. It’s in the soul of the artist.”
    ― Seth Godin
  10. “A portrait is not a likeness. The moment an emotion or fact is transformed into a photograph it is no longer a fact but an opinion. There is no such thing as inaccuracy in a photograph. All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth. ”
    ― Richard Avedon
  11. “Photographs are a way of imprisoning reality…One can’t possess reality, one can possess images–one can’t possess the present but one can possess the past.”
    ― Susan Sontag, On Photography
  12. “He owned an expensive camera that required thought before you pressed the shutter, and I quickly became his favorite subject, round-faced, missing teeth, my thick bangs in need of a trim. They are still the pictures of myself I like best, for they convey that confidence of youth I no longer possess, especially in front of a camera.”
    ― Jhumpa Lahiri, Unaccustomed Earth
  13. “Photographers tend not to photograph what they can’t see, which is the very reason one should try to attempt it. Otherwise we’re going to go on forever just photographing more faces and more rooms and more places. Photography has to transcend description. It has to go beyond description to bring insight into the subject, or reveal the subject, not as it looks, but how does it feel?”
    ― Duane Michals
  14. “Don’t pack up your camera until you’ve left the location.”
    ― Joe McNally, The Moment It Clicks: Photography Secrets from One of the World’s Top Shooters
  15. “For me the noise of Time is not sad: I love bells, clocks, watches — and I recall that at first photographic implements were related to techniques of cabinetmaking and the machinery of precision: cameras, in short, were clocks for seeing, and perhaps in me someone very old still hears in the photographic mechanism the living sound of the wood.”
    ― Roland Barthes, Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography
  16. “I am not a photographer, I am a canon owner !!!”
    ― Walaa WalkademAgmal
  17. “To me, photography is about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”
    ― Elliot Erwitt
  18. “I don’t trust words. I trust pictures.”
    ― Gilles Peress
  19. “In photography, the smallest thing can be a great subject. The little human detail can become a Leitmotiv.”
    ― Henri Cartier-Bresson
  20. “It’s not that photography recaptures the world you have been in; more that it creates a new one: photographs are like Post-It Notes reminding us of the deep architectonic forms of space and thought.”
    ― Luke Davies, Isabelle the Navigator
  21. “Ironically, the only way to see clearly is to stand at a distance. You might be focused, but that doesn’t mean you are seeing correctly. Sometimes, you have you to grab the camera from the idiot taking all the shots in your life because they don’t realize the lens is dirty.”
    ― Shannon L. Alder
  22. “Guys don’t understand great art. They don’t care that sometimes the camera has power beyond the photographer to record emotion that only the heart can see. They’re threatened when the camera jumps ahead of me. Todd Kovich was pissed when I brought my Nikon to the prom, but I’d missed too many transcendent shots over the years to ever take a chance of missing one again. A prom, I told him, had a boundless supply of photogenic bozos who could be counted on to do something base.”
    ― Joan Bauer, Thwonk
  23. “I imagine that the essential gesture of the Operator is to surprise something or someone (through the little hole in the camera), and that this gesture is therefore perfect when it is performed unbeknownst to the subject being photographed. From this gesture derive all photographs whose principle (or better whose alibi) is “shock”; for the photographic “shock” consists less in traumatizing than in revealing what was so well hidden that the actor himself was unaware or unconscious of it.”
    ― Roland Barthes, Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography
  24. “Photography is light-writing, the language of images. Less abstract than written or spoken language, it selects images from the existing world of appearances and arranges them in patterns. The camera-eye doesn’t think, it recognizes. It shows us what we already know, but don’t know that we know.”
    ― David Levi Strauss, Between the Eyes: Essays on Photography and Politics
  25. “Pictures can be pretty deceptive.”
    ― Gayle Forman, Where She Went

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