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Photography-related Quotations

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ragnaice Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi all, I'm doing a project at school where I'm supposed to make a website and I decided that mine should be about photography. I wanted one page of quotations about photography and photographers. It can be some helpful advice or just something witty. A joke or a riddle for all I care. But preferably with a known author, rather than some obscure word of mouth.

By that I don't necessarily mean it must be from famous people. If you come up with something yourselves I don't need your real names, I could just link back to your dA profile through your usernames.

Got anything? I'd really appreciate it if you could help :) Thanks!
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FallisPhoto Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013

"Expose for the shadows, develop for the highlights." - Ansel Adams

"Ultimately, my hope is to amaze myself. The anticipation of discovering new possibilities becomes my greatest joy." - Jerry Uelsmann

"I have gradually confused photography with life." - Jerry Uelsmann

"You don't take a photograph, you make it." - Ansel Adams

"There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs." - Ansel Adams

"There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer." - Ansel Adams

"Ultimately success or failure in photographing people depends on the photographer's ability to understand his fellow man." - Edward Weston

"The photographer’s most important and likewise most difficult task is not learning to manage his camera, or to develop, or to print. It is learning to see photographically – that is, learning to see his subject matter in terms of the capacities of his tools and processes, so that he can instantaneously translate the elements and values in a scene before him into the photograph he wants to make." - Edward Weston

"The nude is to the artist, what love is to the poet." - Me

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ragnaice Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot! I've heard that name Ansel Adams often but not the others, I'll have to read up on them and I need to think about your words as well.
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FallisPhoto Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
You're welcome.
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YourAddHere Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow. – Imogen Cunningham
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ragnaice Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great! That's deep :meditation:
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ValentinaWhite Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student Photographer
Maybe it's not the kind of thing you're looking for, but here it is:

“Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst" – Henri Cartier-Bresson


... Personally, as a noob, this phrase makes me feel loads better, LOL.
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ragnaice Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. I think I've heard this one before. Not sure I agree with it though. Or maybe it's deliberately skipping the next part: "And after that when you've taken one good photograph, you take another 10.000 shitty ones..." =P
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ValentinaWhite Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Student Photographer
LOOOL XD you just made my day, it's so true!
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smilejustbcuz Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
"Life is like a camera. Focus on what's important, capture the good times, develop from the negatives and if things don't work out just take another shot!" ~ No idea, but I'm thinking it's well known! :D
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ragnaice Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh, that's brilliant! I tried digging around for the origin of this but haven't found anything but everyone and their grandmothers are using it...I think I'll use it too :D
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smilejustbcuz Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Woot! Glad you like it! :D
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photomark Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
How about my catch phrase

" the only essential element in a photo is emotion -MT"

This has been the rule I have lived by for all my photographic career.
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ragnaice Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, that is a very good rule :thumbsup: Thanks for contributing!
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KingStephenArthur Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student Photographer
if you google "photography quotes" you get a shitload of results.
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ragnaice Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I know and I'm doing that too but I'm not very knowledgeable about photography and its history and this just seems less overwhelming than googling and getting 100000044635625595565+ results and try to weed through them. Because I don't want to just copy/paste something without a thought.

This way I can discover something interesting (I don't know any of these names that have been pointed out to me so far) and if I discover interesting deviants to watch along the way, that's a plus.
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rcooper102 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
"The best way to make your subject interesting is to only light part of it" - Joe McNally

"The best way to take more interesting pictures is to point your camera at interesting things" - Joe McNally

"99% of camera equipment is better than 99% of photographers" - Scott Bourne
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ragnaice Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Exactly the sort of thing I was looking for, thank you so much.
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Xcetera Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Photographer
"Keep your lens hand strong." - Me. ;)
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ragnaice Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sounds smart :lol: Thanks!
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alexx011 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
i like it very much but join it as a profession....




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