Some of our most beloved photographers have left us with some great quotes. I've seen them appear in books, in magazines and on websites. I've sometimes used them when I talk and even in lectures.
Here are my 16 favorite photography-related quotes. What's your favorite?
Which one of my photographs is my favorite? The one I'm going to take tomorrow.
You don't take a photograph, you make it.
If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.
What happens inside your mind can happen inside a camera!
--Arno Rafael Minkkinen
Nothing happens when you sit at home. I always make it a point to carry a camera with me at all times…I just shoot at what interests me at that moment.
People say photographs don’t lie, mine do
The photographs don't arouse me. All I can think about is the hard work it took to make them.
“Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.”
A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.
A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words.
No photographer is as good as the simplest camera.
“Look, I'm not an intellectual - I just take pictures.”
“I am not interested in rules or conventions. Photography is not a sport.”
There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.
Photography is not about the thing photographed. It is about how that thing looks photographed.
When your mouth drops open, click the shutter.