Inspiration from Great Photographers

 

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Adams Church, Taos, Pueblo (1942) Ansel Adams

Here are some of my favorite quotes from these amazing photographers...

 

"A good photograph is knowing where to stand."

 

"Sometimes I do get to places just when God's ready to have somebody click the shutter. "

 

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

 

"You don't take a photograph, you make it."

Ansel Adams

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again. "

 

"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

cartier bressonBehind the Gare St. Lazare, Henri Cartier-Bresson

 

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Shanghai, 1948, Henri Cartier-Bresson

 

"Anything that excites me for any reason, I will photograph: not searching for unusual subject matter, but making the commonplace unusual."

 

"The photographer's most important and likewise most difficult task is not learning to manage his camera, or to develop, or to print. It is learning to see photographically - that is, learning to see his tools and processes so that he can instantaneously translate the elements and values in a scene before him into the photograph he wants to make. "

Edward Weston

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Ice burg Lake, 1937, Edward Weston

 


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