Favorite Quotations ~† Photography, 4 Kindle Mania

"The camera is my tool. Through it I give a reason to everything around me." ~ Andre Kertesz

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When we take a picture, we have a negative. We put the right solution on it and, suddenly, the picture comes to life. So what do we do? We take the negative and turn it into a positive. ~ Madonna, The Golden Hour

In every artist there is poetry. In every human being there is the poetic element. We know, we feel, we believe. ~ Ernst Haas

I see my finished platinum print (in the viewfinder) in all its desired qualities, before my exposure. ~ Edward Weston

The most important thing... is not clicking the shutter... it is clicking with the subject. ~ Alfred Eisenstaedt

A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know. ~ Diane Arbus

I never have taken a picture I've intended. They're always better or worse. ~ Diane Arbus

And I donít like having my picture taken. Iím almost like an old African in that sense. I think it steals a bit of the soul. ~ Eric Clapton

In my mind's eye, I visualize how a particular ... sight and feeling will appear on a print. If it excites me, there is a good chance it will make a good photograph. It is an intuitive sense, an ability that comes from a lot of practice. ~ Ansel Adams

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 ordinary. ~ David Bailey

Like the pen, it (the camera) is as good as the man or woman who uses it. It can be the extension of mind and heart. ~ John Steinbeck

Look, I'm not an intellectual - I just take pictures. ~ Helmut Newton

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