Inspirational Photography Quotes – Why Photography?

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  1. “I found that photography was a great way of relaxing on the set.”– Jeff Bridges
  2. “With photography a new language has been created. Now for the first time it is possible to express reality by reality. We can look at an impression as long as we wish, we can delve into it and, so to speak, renew past experiences at will.” – Ernst Haas
  3. “Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution.” – Ansel Adams
  4. “When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.” – Ansel Adams
  5. “It’s amazing how you can create your own little world in the camera.” – Trevor Dayley
  6. “Photography to me is catching a moment which is passing, and which is true.” – Jacques henri Lartigue
  7. “Photography is a small voice, at best, but sometimes one photograph, or a group of them, can lure our sense of awareness.” – W. Eugene Smith
  8. “If the vision is strong enough, and your goals are steady, and you believe, pretty soon you bring other people with you.” – Mike Rounds
  9. “Every image he sees, every photograph he takes, becomes in a sense a self-portrait. The portrait is made more meaningful by intimacy—an intimacy shared not only by the photographer with his subject but by the audience.” – Dorothea Lange
  10. “All art is a vision penetrating the illusions of reality, and photography is one form of this vision and revelation.” – Ansel Adams.
  11. “A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.” – Ansel Adams
  12. “For me, the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson
  13. “The Earth is Art, The Photographer is only a Witness ” – Yann Arthus-Bertrand
  14. “I tend to think of the act of photographing, generally speaking, as an adventure. My favorite thing is to go where I’ve never been.” – Diane Arbus
  15. “The whole point of taking pictures is so that you don’t have to explain things with words.” – Elliott Erwitt
  16. “In the world of photography, you get to share a captured
 moment with other people.”
– James Wilson
  17. “Photography is about finding out what can happen in the frame.
When you put four edges around some facts,
 you change those facts.”
– Garry Winogrand
  18. “ Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow.” – Imogen Cunningham

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