Quotes

“There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.” — Ansel Adams

“You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” — Ansel Adams

“I never have taken a picture I’ve intended. They’re always better or worse.” — Diane Arbus

“Great photography is about depth of feeling, not depth of field.” — Peter Adams

“I believe photographers should shoot what they want, not shoot what they get.”  – Roberto Valenzuela

“There’s something strange and powerful about black-and-white imagery.” – Stefan Kanfer

“There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.” – Ansel Adams

“Contrast is what makes photography interesting.” – Conrad Hall

“The more pictures you see, the better you are as a photographer.” – Robert Mapplethorpe

“Photography is not about cameras, gadgets and gismos. Photography is about photographers. A camera didn’t make a great picture any more than a typewriter wrote a great novel.”  – Peter Adams

“Photography has nothing to do with cameras.” – Lucas Gentry

“Don’t shoot what it looks like. Shoot what it feels like.” – David Alan Harvey

“Photography for me is not looking, it’s feeling. If you can’t feel what you’re looking at, then you’re never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures.” – Don McCullin

“There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.” – Ansel Adams

“Some people can’t see the picture because the pixels are in the way.” – I don’t remember who said that.

“Sharpness is a bourgeois concept.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson.

“What I love about Black & White photographs is that they’re more like reading the book than seeing the movie” – Jennifer Price

“In every landscape should reside jewels of abstract art waiting to be discovered” – Melissa Brown