Why people use quotes?
Quotations are used for a variety of reasons: to illuminate the meaning or to support the arguments of the work in which it is being quoted, to provide direct information about the work being quoted (whether in order to discuss it, positively or negatively), to pay homage to the original work or author, to make the user of the quotation seem well-read, and/or to comply with copyright law. Quotations are also commonly printed as a means of inspiration and to invoke philosophical thoughts from the reader.
Photography quotes you might want to remember
It is good to learn from photography masters, get experience and motivation. So I have collected some useful photography quotes, which you might want to know. Take a cup of tea or coffee, sit back and relax.
“There are no bad pictures; that’s just how your face looks sometimes.”
– Abraham Lincoln
“You don’t take a photograph, you make it.”
– Ansel Adams
“Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.”
– Henri Cartier-Bresson
“People spot a big black lens, and they worry about what they’re doing, or how their hair looks. Nobody see the person holding the camera.”
– Erica O’Rourke
“Don’t pack up your camera until you’ve left the location.”
– Joe McNally
“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
“A photograph can be an instant of life captured for eternity that will never cease looking back at you.”
– Brigitte Bardot
“Most things in life are moments of pleasure and a lifetime of embarrassment; photography is a moment of embarrassment and a lifetime of pleasure.”
– Tony Benn
“It’s often about the simple things, isn’t it? Painting and photography are first about seeing, they say. Writing is about observing. The technique is secondary. Sometimes the simple is the most difficult.”
– Linda Olsson
“With my wedding photography business, I won’t repeat customers. So hooray for divorce! That’s why I take lots of pictures—of cheating spouses.”
– Jarod Kintz
“Collect moments rather than things. Moments getaway.”
― Matthew Knisely
“My job as a portrait photographer is to seduce, amuse and entertain.”
― Helmut Newton
“The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it!”
― Ansel Adams
“Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow.”
– Imogen Cunningham
“Photographers feel guilty because all they do for a living is push a button.”
– Andy Warhol
“An image takes a moment to capture but the memory lasts a lifetime.”
– Phil Rogers
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