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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.
Wherever there is light, one can photograph.
My friend, why should you wish to shorten my life by taking from me my shadow? (To photographer Dr. Valentine T. McGillycuddy.)
If you want to be a photographer, first leave home
A camera alone does not make a picture. To make a picture you need a camera, a photographer and above all a subject. It is the subject that determines the interest of the photograph.
One eye of the photographer looks wide open through the viewfinder, the other, the closed looks into his own soul.
No one moment is most important. Any moment can be something.
Photography is not about the thing photographed. It is about how that thing looks photographed.
It's more important for a photographer to have very good shoes, than to have a very good camera
I can get obsessed by anything if i look at it long enough. That's the curse of being a photographer.
Sometimes the little times you don't think are anything while they're happening turn out to be what marks a whole period of your life.
Who sees the human face correctly: the photographer, the mirror, or the painter?
If your pictures aren't good enough, you aren't close enough.
The picture is not made by the photographer, the picture is more good or less good in function of the relationship that you have with the people you photograph.
A photographer is like a writer... you're writing with your lens so make sure you tell a good story.
I didn't decide to be a photographer; I just happened to fall into it.
Whether he is an artist or not, the photographer is a joyous sensualist, for the simple reason that the eye traffics in feelings, not in thoughts.
I'm the world's most famous photographer, most sought after photographer, most awarded photographer.
I don't have anything to say in any picture. My only interest in photography is to see what something looks like as a photograph. I have no preconceptions.
The still must tease with the promise of a story the viewer of it itches to be told.
We photographers say that we take a picture, and in a certain sense, that is true. We take something from people's lives, but in doing so we tell their story.
When gifts are given to me through my camera, I accept them graciously.
I am at war with the obvious.
It’s not what you are that counts, it’s what they think you are.
Photography is the easiest art, which perhaps makes it the hardest.
A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words.
I always wanted to be a photographer. I was fascinated with the materials, but I never dreamed I would be having this much fun. I imagined something much less elusive, much more mundane.
The creative life of the commercial photographer is like the life of a butterfly. Very seldom do we see a photographer who is really productive for more than eight or ten years.
A photographer who made a picture from a splendid moment, an accidental pose of someone or a beautiful scenery, is the finder of a treasure.
For me the printing process is part of the magic of photography. It's that magic that can be exciting, disappointing, rewarding and frustrating all in the same few moments in the darkroom.
Don't shoot what it looks like. Shoot what it feels like.
The subject matter is so much more important than the photographer.
When we do not know why the photographer has taken a picture and when we do not know why we are looking at it, all of a sudden we discover something that we start seeing. I like this confusion.
To know ahead of time what you're looking for means you're then only photographing your own preconceptions, which is very limiting, and often false.
To quote out of context is the essence of the photographer's craft.
The language that photography has is a formal language. Any photographer is doing something formal. If it's formal, then it must be an aesthetic way to communicate.
I had this notion of what I called a democratic way of looking around, that nothing was more or less important.
I like to photograph anyone before they know what their best angles are.
It's disgusting. Why would people idolize someone who doesn’t do anything and saying you're a model/photographer with a digital camera and photoshop does not count as an artist.
I am a tender, beautiful and loving guy that happens to slap a photographer now and then because they get in my way.
I continue to be a photographer; I have enjoyed fishing and hunting with a close friend; and have owned two ranches, first in northern California and then in the state of Washington.
If you want to photograph a man spinning, give some thought to why he spins. Understanding for a photographer is as important as the equipment he uses.
Photography is, for me, a spontaneous impulse coming from an ever attentive eye which captures the moment and its eternity.
If a photographer cares about the people before the lens and is compassionate, much is given. It is the photographer, not the camera, that is the instrument.
You have to focus on what you are doing, not just as a photographer, but as a human being.
One should not only photograph things for what they are but for what else they are.
I photograph to find out what something will look like photographed.
Photography is a love affair with life.
I'm not a photographer, so I need all the help I can get when it comes to make a picture look cool.
My best work is often almost unconscious and occurs ahead of my ability to understand it.