Q U O T E S


01.  "Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst."  — Henri Cartier-Bresson

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

03.  "If your pictures aren't good enough, you're not close enough!"  — Robert Capa

04.  "The most important component of a camera is 20 cm behind it!"  — Ansel Adams

05.  "A picture is a secret about a secret, the more it tells you the less you know."  — Diane Arbus

06.  "If I see something in the viewfinder that looks familiar to me, I do something to shake it up!"  — Gary Winogrand

07.  "The best camera is the one you have with you!"  — Chase Jarvis

08.  "For me, the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity."  — Henri Cartier-Bresson

09.  "Everyone may take one great picture, I've done better because I've taken two!"  — David Bailey

10.  "You cannot depend on your eyes if your imagination is out of focus."  — Mark Twain

11.  "A good photograph is knowing where to stand."  — Ansel Adams

12.  "Taking pictures is savouring life intensely, every hundredth of a second."  — Marc Riboud

13.  "A true photograph need not be explained nor can it be contained in words!"  — Ansel Adams

14.  "There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs."  — Ansel Adams

15.  "I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers."  — Mahatma Gandhi

16.  "When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs.
        When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence."   — Ansel Adams

17.  "Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs."  — Ansel Adams (Is this still true?)

18.  "Dodging and burning are steps to take care of mistakes God made in establishing tonal relationships"  —  ?

19.  "There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept."  — Ansel Adams

20.  "You don't take a photograph, you make it."  — Ansel Adams

21.  "The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera."  — Dorothea Lange

22.  "A photograph is usually looked at, seldom looked into."  — Robert Capa

23.  "It's not always easy to stand aside and be unable to do anything except record the sufferings around one."  —  ?

24.  "I hope to stay unemployed as a war photographer till the end of my life."  — Robert Capa

25.  "The pictures are there, and you just take them."  — Diane Arbus

26.  "My favourite thing is to go where I've never been."  —  ?

27.  "Above all, life for a photographer cannot be a matter of indifference."  — Robert Frank

28.  "I am a professional photographer by trade and an amateur photographer by vocation."  — Elliot Erwitt

29.  "In theory there is no difference between theory and practice, but in practice there is."  — ?

30.  "In photography, light is free. Capturing it is not"  — Daniel Ouimet

31.  "Photography is a wonderful discovery,
        a science which occupies the highest intelligences,
        an art that sharpens the most shrewd minds
        and whose application is within the reach of the last of the fools!""  — Félix Tournachon, aka Nadar (1857) —​

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