Photo Quotes Archive

Quotes by Anonymous (23 quotes)

The most frequently quoted individual on the planet.
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"Of what use are lens and light to those who lack in mind and sight?"
Photography > General
Quote #82
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"The enemy of photography is the convention, the fixed rules of 'how to do'. The salvation of photography comes from the experiment."
Photography > General
Quote #214
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"Photography teaches that how well you see has nothing to do with how well you see."
Photography > General
Quote #215
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"The camera cannot lie, but it cannot help being selective."
Photography > Equipment
Quote #216
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"The goal is not to change your subjects, but for the subject to change the photographer."
Photography > Technique
Quote #217
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"I take pictures like Jimmy Page, and I play guitar like Ansel Adams."
Photography > Humor
Quote #218
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"Everyone has a photographic memory. Some just don''t have the film."
Photography > Humor
Quote #219
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"Good photography speaks through silence."
Photography > General
Quote #220
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"Let your words be few, and your exposures many."
Photography > Technique
Quote #221
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"A professional photographer is invited to dinner by some friends and is showing some award-winning photos. During the dinner the hostess comments 'Wow, these photos are really amazing! You must have a very good camera!'. The photographer replies: 'Definitely. By the way, this dish is excellent. You must have a very good pot'."
Photography > Humor
Quote #250
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"Once photography enters your bloodstream, it's like a disease."
Photography > General
Quote #367
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"When you buy a camera, your a photographer. But when you buy a piano, you own a piano."
Source: LensWork Podcast LW0210, "The Art Kit"
Photography > Humor
Quote #438
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"If you’re photographing in color you show the color of their clothes – if you use black and white, you will show the color of their soul."
Photography > General
Quote #450
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"Our morals dwindle as our cameras become smaller. (opinion of a writer in 1903)"
"Today's photographs of Half Dome require an extra stop of exposure because the amount of light reflecting off it has been reduced by the absorption of so many negatives throughout history."
"98% of all cameras and lenses are sharper than 99% of all photographers."
Photography > Equipment
Quote #629
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"Lesser artists borrow. Great artists steal."
Art > General
Quote #630
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"The camera captures light, our minds capture images."
Photography > General
Quote #643
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"Don't ever forget how alien a machine over a person's face appears. A photographer must be sensitive and caring so the mechanical act of recording light images is secondary to the union of spirit with the subject."
Photography > Photographer
Quote #644
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"The only 'Bad Light' is the absence of light altogether. "
Photography > General
Quote #645
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"When people ask what equipment I use - I tell them my eyes."
Photography > Equipment
Quote #646
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"It's not the camera, but who's behind the camera"
Photography > Photographer
Quote #647
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"A good photograph is one that makes the viewer so aware of the subject they are unaware of the photograph."
Photography > General
Quote #707
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