Capturing A Moment Photography Quotes by Pablo Picasso, W. Eugene Smith, Ansel Adams, John Steinbeck, Sam Abell, Henri Cartier-Bresson and many others.
There’s nothing worse than a brilliant beginning.
The world just does not fit conveniently into the format of a 35mm camera.
When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.
I hate cameras. They are so much more sure than I am about everything.
As I have practiced it, photography produces pleasure by simplicity. I see something special and show it to the camera. A picture is produced. The moment is held until someone sees it. Then it is theirs.
The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box.
A good snapshot stops a moment from running away.
There is a vast difference between taking a picture and making a photograph.
All photographs are there to remind us of what we forget. In this – as in other ways – they are the opposite of paintings. Paintings record what the painter remembers. Because each one of us forgets different things, a photo more than a painting may change its meaning according to who is looking at it.
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.
In America, the photographer is not simply the person who records the past, but the one who invents it.
No place is boring, if you’ve had a good night’s sleep and have a pocket full of unexposed film.
Most things in life are moments of pleasure and a lifetime of embarrassment; photography is a moment of embarrassment and a lifetime of pleasure.
Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs.
Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art.
If you see something that moves you, and then snap it, you keep a moment.
Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving.
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