• "One of the greatest difficulties the photographer, and especially the amateur has to encounter, lies in correctly estimating his exposure. Of course, by one who is in the habit of making almost daily exposures, experience is gained, which is a more or less certain guide, but by the photographer, who only occasionally exposes a plate, some better guide is required if certainty of result is to be expected. The fluctuations of the light throughout the year, and again throughout the day, are so great that we believe nobody, be he professional or amateur, can adequately allow for them unless he has some reliable data to go upon. Then, again, with the era of gelatino-bromide dry plates, a new difficulty arose in consequence of the great variety in their speeds. This is a very serious complication, and has never hitherto been scientifically dealt with, a satisfactory unit of speed never having been found." - Vero Charles Driffield

    Mary Elizabeth Photography
  • "Photographs of people are often frozen motion - the moment made eternal. In nature photography, the opposite applies ... eternity is frozen and made into a moment. We are granted a glimpse of eternity itself." - Gu?mundur Andri Thorsson

  • "The only thing that makes a good photo is if you like the photo." - Andrew Maclean

  • "The camera is just a viewfinder with a recording device, as it can't think!" - Steve Denby

  • "In the immediate world, everything is to be discerned..with the whole of consciousness, seeking to perceive it as it stands: so that the aspect of a street in sunlight can roar in the heart of itself as a symphony, perhaps as no symphony can: and all consciousness is shifted from the imagined, the revisive, to the effort to perceive simply the cruel radiance of what is." - James Rufus Agee

  • "A photograph is usually looked at seldom looked into." - Ansel Adams

  • "...actually, ambition won't get you that far. You'll shift gears. You'll see something that's shinier. But if you believe... then you're the long-distance runner." - Sam Abell

  • "I enjoy traveling and recording far-away places and people with my camera. But I also find it wonderfully rewarding to see what I can discover outside my own window. You only need to study the scene with the eyes of a photographer." - Alfred Eisenstaedt

  • "Why does one become a photographer?
    Initially, I think everone has the same motivation: the desire to travel, to excape from everyday routine. Man, like most animals, has a restlessness in him, a need to set off. And then with time, you realise that you learn just as much by looking around you....

    How does one become a photographer?
    You need to have "an eye", and I don't think itcan be learnt. Going to a specialised school is therefore not imperative, but it is a good thing: more important than learning about technique, need to mature, to acquire knowledge and culture. At least, this is the way I feel. I am not one to pontificate. We must all find our waym and follow it.
    Photography requires hard work, seriousness and solid culture. You also need extensive knowledge of your subject_such was the case with my first project about lions. A photographer must also have sound general and artistic knowledge; he must be familiar with the work of photographers before him, be a regular visitor to museums, etc.."
    - Yann Arthus Bertrand

  • "Photography has all the rights, and all the merits, necessary for us to turn towards it as the art of our time." - Alexander Rodchenko

  • "The start of a photograph is from a previous picture. There is no preconception, rather predisposition (which predisposition includes the camera, lenses and the film with me at the time). I will usually return to a familiar place or one that seems familiar. I stand still or move slowly, feeling things like the impulse of shapes, the direction of lines, the quality of surfaces. I frame with my eye (sometimes with my hands) as the ground glass would frame. Nothing that one could reasonably call thinking is taking place al this stage. The condition is total absorption; the decision (a picture) is spontaneous ... Ambiguity may be the clue, there is the material. and there am I intruding my private intent. I know the imminence of the world and experience it with full sensuality; at the same time I am involved with projection of myself as idea. Strong tensions are inevitable, pleasurable and disturbing. Is not the aesthetic optimum order with the tensions continuing?" - Aaron Siskind

  • "That a horse rushing along at the rate of a mile in one and two thirds of a minute (more than 17 yards in a second) should be seized by photographic art so as to show every limb well and clearly delineated would have seemed wonderful indeed to the early professors of that art." - Anonymous

  • "The eye, of course, is not enough. But the outer eye serves the inner eye, that's the point." - Theodore Roethke

  • "Lately I've been struck with how I really love what you can't see in a photograph." - Diane Arbus

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  • "This then: to photograph a rock, have it look like a rock, but be more than a rock. Significant representations not interpretation." - Edward Weston