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The artist photographer knows that there is a great difference between seeing and a scene and
producing a photographic equivalent... Nathan Knobler
Results are uncertain even among the more experienced photographers Matthew Brady
The photographer who combines scientific method with artistic skill is in the best possible position
to do the good work.... Hunter and Driffield
I became like a band member whose instrument was the camera Linda McCartney
How charming it would be if it were possible to cause these natural images to imprint themselves
durable and remain fixed upon the paper! And why should it not be possible? I asked myself...
William Henry Fox Talbot
Tenderly now, let all men turn to the earth... Nancy Newhall
For those Americans present at the dawn of photography, the opportunity to have their picture taken
was regarded as a chance for immortality... Martin W Sandier
We capture your memories forever.. Eastman Kodak slogan
Every photograph that is made whether by one who considers himself a professional, or by the tourist
who points his snapshot camera and pushes a button, is a response to the exterior world, to
something perceived outside himself by the person who operates the camera. Eliot Porter
Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art...
Vision is the art of seeing things invisible... Unknown
The whole search is for the unknown... Jerry Valente
A photograph can be as striking and as haunting as a great painting or a fine poem.... 1988
The satisfaction comes from working next to 500 photographers and coming away with something
different.... David Burnett
When I have had such men before my camera my whole soul has endeavored to do its duty towards them
in recording faithfully the greatness of the inner as well as the features of the outer man. The
photograph thus taken has been almost the embodiment of a prayer.... Mrs. Cameron
There's no dividing line between adventure and photography.... Chris Noble
The illiterate of the future will be the person ignorant of the use of the camera as well as the
A spirit in my feet said 'go', and I went... Matthew Brady on why he photographed the Civil War
My portraits are more about me than they are about the people I photograph... Richard Avedon
Art is Man's nature. Nature is god's art... James Bailey
To photograph truthfully and effectively is to see beneath the surfaces and record the qualities of
nature and humanity which live or are latent in all things... Ansel Adams
Kodak means photography with bother left out... Kodak slogan 1909
The brilliancy and sharpness of some of them are highly remarkable... Anonymous comment about
Matthew Brady's work
I think all art is about control - the encounter between control and the uncontrollable...
A kind of golden hour one remembers for a life time... Everything was touched with magic...
Margaret Bourke White
When I'm ready to make a photograph, I think I quite obviously see in my minds eye something that is
not literally there in the true meaning of the word. I'm interested in something which is built up
from within, rather than just extracted from without... Ansel Adams
Look and think before opening the shutter. The heart and mind are the true lens of the camera...