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As a photographer and a photo-blogger, I want to wish all the photographers everywhere in the world a happy photography day 2017.
See below some of my favourite photography quotes
My top 20 photography quotes for you to wish you a happy photography day 2017
1 “It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter.” – Alfred Eisenstaedt ( German photographer)
2 “Photographs open doors into the past, but they also allow a look into the future.” – Sally Mann
Sally Mann is a popular American photographer whose abstract, black and white photographs cover a lot of amazing subjects on landscapes and portraits.
3 “The best images are the ones that retain their strength and impact over the years, regardless of the number of times they are viewed.”- Anne Geddes ( Baby photographer)
4 A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.” – Diane Arbus
Diane Arbus was a documentary photographer popular for taking splitting images of marginalized people.
5 “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
Don McCullin is a documentary photographer known for his lifestyle, war and documentary images.
6 “There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are.” – Ernst Haas
Ernst was a photo-journalist, one of the first photographers to use colour in his pictures. He also became president of Magnum photos, a top publisher of one of the most amazing photography books.
7 “If a photographer cares about the people before the lens and is compassionate, much is given. It is the photographer, not the camera, that is the instrument.” – Eve Arnold
Eve was an award winning photojournalist who published 12 photography books in her career as a photojournalist.
8 “My job as a portrait photographer is to seduce, amuse and entertain.” – Helmut Newton
9 “Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson
10 “To photograph is to hold one’s breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It’s at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson
Regarded as one of the best photographer of all time, Henri brought up the term ‘the decisive moment’ in photography.
11 “Which of my photographs is my favourite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow.” – Imogen Cunningham
12 “It’s one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it’s another thing to make a portrait of who they are.” – Paul Caponigro
13 “ We are there with our cameras to record reality. Once we start modifying that which exists, we are robbing photography of its most valuable attribute.” – Philip Jones Griffiths
Philip is a welsh photo-journalist who covered the Vietnam war. Popular for photographing splitting images of the war. He was a photographer that will be remembered for a very long time.
14 “There’s a time when people say your work is revolutionary, but you have to keep being revolutionary. I can’t keep shooting pop stars all my life. You have to keep changing, keep pushing yourself, looking for the new, the unusual.” – Rankin
An English portrait and fashion ‘TOG whose work has been made popular by displays over media.
15 “If your pictures aren’t good enough, you aren’t close enough.” – Robert Capa
An Hungarian photojournalist who was known for his amazing coverage of war photography. He was indeed made popular through his coverage of the World War II.
16 “The eye should learn to listen before it looks.” – Robert Frank
17 “The more pictures you see, the better you are as a photographer.” – Robert Mapplethorpe
Robert was a controversial American photographer who was largely known for his style of photography that reeks of homo-eroticism.
18 The biggest cliche in photography is sunrise and sunset – Catherine Opie
19 Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything – Aaron Siskind
20 It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less imagination to be a painter because you can invent things. But in photography everything is so ordinary; it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the extraordinary – David Bailey
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