Photographic Quotes and Sayings

Chance Prefers The Prepared Mind - Louis Pasteur

If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn't need to lug around a camera.  - Lewis Hine

No photographer is as good as the simplest camera.  ~Edward Steichen

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

A good photograph is knowing where to stand and a photograph is not an accident - it is a concept. - Ansel Adams

Everyone has a photographic memory, but not everyone has film.  - Anonymous

A photograph is usually looked at & seldom looked into. - Ansel Adams A good photograph will make an uncommonly good image of common subjects. - Anonymous

My wife - she could help me get the negs out! - Ansel Adams

- On being asked which to save first from a burning house - the wife or the negatives...Buying a Nikon doesn't make you a photographer.  It makes you a Nikon owner.  - Anonymous

The negative is the equivalent of the composer's score, and the print the performance. - Ansel Adams

The camera cannot lie, but it can be an accessory to untruth.  - Harold Evans

There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs. - Ansel Adams

Most things in life are moments of pleasure and a lifetime of embarrassment; photography is a moment of embarrassment and a lifetime of pleasure.  - Tony Benn

One photo out of focus is a mistake, ten photo out of focus are an experimentation, one hundred photo out of focus are a style.  - Anonymous

A photograph is a portrait painted by the sun - Anonymous

Fear is a darkroom where negatives develop.  - Usman B. Asif

Buy a guitar you are a music student, buy a camera and you are a photographer - Anonymous

The photography is free, my experience "that's priceless." - I always thought good photos were like good jokes. If you have to explain it, it just isn't that good. - Anonymous

"Perfection is the enemy of excellence! As a student fresh out of college it's very hard to accept anything but perfection in your work, in your publication or in your editors. It's why many photographers are such a bitter bunch! This world is not perfect. Learn to accept good enough!" - Brian Peterson
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