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Photographer Quotes


Seeing, in the finest and broadest sense, means using your senses, your intellect, and your emotions. It means encountering your subject matter with your whole being. It means looking beyond the labels of things and discovering the remarkable world around you. - Freeman Patterson


When gifts are given to me through my camera, I accept them graciously. - Minor White


I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn't photograph them. - Diane Arbus


You learn to see by practice. It's just like playing tennis, you get better the more you play. The more you look around at things, the more you see. The more you photograph, the more you realize what can be photographed and what can't be photographed. You just have to keep doing it. - Eliot Porter


The camera always points both ways. In expressing your subject, you also express yourself. Freeman Patterson

A good photograph is like a good hound dog, dumb, but eloquent. - Eugene Atget


There is nothing worse than a brilliant image of a fuzzy concept. - Ansel Adams


I like to watch the person viewing my photographs to see if their eyes twinkle or cloud with tears. Does the smile sneak out when they were not expecting it to. Then I know I have captured emotion that can be shared. Marsha Cairo

Sometimes I do get to places just when God's ready to have somebody click the shutter. - Ansel Adams



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