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American Photographer Quotes

445 American Photographer quotes:

"Myths and creeds are heroic struggles to comprehend the truth in the world."
Author: Adams Quotes Category: American Photographer Quotes Myths Quotes
"Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop."
"When I'm ready to make a photograph, I think I quite obviously see in my minds eye something that is not literally there in the true meaning of the word. I'm interested in something which is built up from within, rather than just extracted from without."
"Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art."
"Millions of men have lived to fight, build palaces and boundaries, shape destinies and societies; but the compelling force of all times has been the force of originality and creation profoundly affecting the roots of human spirit."
"A good photograph is knowing where to stand."
"We must remember that a photograph can hold just as much as we put into it, and no one has ever approached the full possibilities of the medium."
"It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment."
"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."
"The negative is the equivalent of the composer's score, and the print the performance."
"These people live again in print as intensely as when their images were captured on old dry plates of sixty years ago... I am walking in their alleys, standing in their rooms and sheds and workshops, looking in and out of their windows. Any they in turn seem to be aware of me."
"There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept."
"A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words."
"There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs."
Author: Adams Quotes Category: American Photographer Quotes Photography Quotes
"The only things in my life that compatibly exists with this grand universe are the creative works of the human spirit."
"I suffered evils, but without allowing them to rob me of the freedom to expand."
"Photography to the amateur is recreation, to the professional it is work, and hard work too, no matter how pleasurable it my be."
"My portraits are more about me than they are about the people I photograph."
"The world just does not fit conveniently into the format of a 35mm camera."
"Consulting the rules of composition before taking a photograph, is like consulting the laws of gravity before going for a walk."
Author: Weston Quotes Category: American Photographer Quotes Photography Quotes

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