Inspirational Quotes

“A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.”

Edward Steichen

“It’s one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it’s another thing to make a portrait of who they are.”

Paul Caponigro

“The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people in it do.”

Andy Warhol

“There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.”

Ansel Adams

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

Ansel Adams
The Tetons and Snake River by Ansel Adams
The Tetons and Snake River by Ansel Adams

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

Ansel Adams

“There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.”

Ansel Adams

“A good photograph is knowing where to stand.”

Ansel Adams

“Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.”

Henri Cartier-Bresson
Photograph of Alberto Giacometti by Cartier Bresson

Henri Cartier-Bresson’s is known as the pioneer of street photography and the father of photojournalism. He has long been a considerable source of influence on me as an aspiring photographer. Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004) travelled widely for his work, and he used photography as a tool for observing his surroundings and for capturing those fleeting moments otherwise passed unnoticed.

Henri Cartier-Benson was well known for seeing a scene, then waiting for the photo, as you see waiting for the steps to be the same as the statue….

Henri Cartier-Bresson’s most widely reproduced photograph from his first trip to Russia in 1954
Henri Cartier-Bresson’s most widely reproduced photograph from his first trip to Russia in 1954: even Russian men look at pretty women on the street.

“Your chance of success has little to do with your age. Its shaped by your willingness to try repeatedly for a breakthrough.”

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