Photo Quotes Archive

Quotes by Ernst Haas (9 quotes)

(1921-1986)
An influential photographer noted for his innovations in color photography, experiments in abstract light and form, and as a member of the Magnum Photos agency.
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"There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are."
Source: "LensWork", Issue 55, Page 32
Photography > General
Quote #53
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"With photography a new language has been created. Now for the first time it is possible to express reality by reality. We can look at an impression as long as we wish, we can delve into it and, so to speak, renew past experiences at will."
Photography > History
Quote #54
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"A picture is the expression of an impression. If the beautiful were not in us, how would we ever recognize it?"
Photography > General
Quote #55
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"I am not interested in shooting new things - I am interested to see things new."
Photography > Photographer
Quote #56
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"My theory of composition? Simple: do not release the shutter until everything in the viewfinder feels just right."
Photography > Technique
Quote #57
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"Leica, schmeica. The camera doesn't make a bit of difference. All of them can record what you are seeing. But you have to see."
Photography > Technique
Quote #58
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"The best zoom lens is your legs."
Photography > Equipment
Quote #144
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"Best wide-angle lens? Two steps backward. Look for the 'ah-ha'."
Source: Comment given during workshop, 1985
Photography > Equipment
Quote #249
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"There are two kinds of photographers: those who compose pictures and those who take them. The former work in studios. For the latter, the studio is the world… For them, the ordinary doesn’t exist: every thing in life is a source of nourishment."
Photography > Photographer
Quote #429
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