Great Short Photography Quotes

“Never forget that all the great photographs in history were made with more primitive camera equipment than you currently own.” Brooks Jensen

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

“Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.” Henri Cartier-Bresson

“Photography helps people to see.” Berenice Abbott

“Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop.” Ansel Adams

“Good photos are like good jokes. If you have to explain it, it isn’t that good.” Anonymous

“The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.” Dorothea Lange

“The negative is the score; the print is the performance.” Ansel Adams

“Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow.” Imogen Cunningham

“When people ask what equipment I use, I tell them my eyes.” Anonymous

“The most important part of a camera is the twelve inches behind the viewfinder.” Ansel Adams

“In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.” Alfred Stieglitz

“Amateurs worry about equipment, professionals worry about money, masters worry about light. I just take pictures.” Vernon Trent

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

“Any photographer who says he’s not a voyeur is either stupid or a liar” Helmut Newton

“If it makes you laugh, if it makes you cry, if it rips out your heart, that’s a good picture.” Eddie Adams

“There are two people in every photograph: the photographer and the viewer” Ansel Adams

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