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Inspirational Photography Quotes – Being A Photographer


Panorama Landscape Scenery of Wales, UK

  1. “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.” – Galen Rowell
  2. “The stuff of thoughts is the seed of the artist. Dreams form the bristles of the artist’s brush.” – Arshile Gorky
  3. “Photography to the amateur is recreation,
to the professional it is work, and hard work too,
no matter how pleasurable it may be.”
- Edward Weston
  4. “The painter constructs, the photographer discloses.” – Susan Sontag
  5. “No matter how advanced your camera you still need to be responsible for getting it to the right place at the right time and pointing it in the right direction to get the photo you want.” – Ken Rockwell
  6. “Eventually I discovered for myself the utterly simple prescription for creativity: be intensely yourself. Don’t try to be outstanding; don’t try to be a success; don’t try to do pictures for others to look at—just please yourself.” – Ralph Steiner
  7. “One is not really a photographer until preoccupation with learning has been outgrown and the camera in his hands is an extension of himself. This is where creativity begins.” – Carl Mydans
  8. “A photographer’s work is given shape and style by his personal vision. It is not simply technique, but the way he looks at life and the world around him.” – Pete Turner
  9. “If the vision is strong enough, and your goals are steady, and you believe, pretty soon you bring other people with you.” – Mike Rounds
  10. “I think ultimately if you have a very high expectation of your audience and you know exactly what it is you‘re trying to express through the medium of film, there will always be an audience for you.” – Atom Egoyan
  11. “Maybe because it’s entirely an artist’s eye, patience and skill that makes an image and not his tools.” – Ken Rockwell
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