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There are pictures that fail. But I don't take photos to put in a drawer. They should be seen. I don't care if you love her or not.
- Helmut Newton -

Talent is more important than technology.
- Andreas Feininger -

To be ready is a lot, to be able to wait is more, but only using the right moment is everything.
- Arthur Schnitzler -

Make visible what might never have been perceived without you.
- Robert Bresson -

Making the essence of the human being visible when taking a picture is the highest art of photography.
- Friedrich Dürrenmatt -

A photo is mostly just looked at - you rarely look into it.
- Ansel Adams -

A good photo is one that you look at for more than a second.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson -

There is only one rule in photography: never develop a film in chicken soup.
- Freeman Patterson -

There are many photos that are full of life but still difficult to remember. What is important is the effectiveness.
- Brassai -

Twelve good photos in a year is a good yield.
- Ansel Adams -

Lively photography creates something new, it never destroys. It proclaims human dignity. Lively photography is already positive in its beginnings, it sings the praises of life.
- Berenice Abbot -

In poor lighting conditions or in non-photogenic subjects, it is an art not to press the shutter release button.
- Andreas Feininger -

The photographer's main tool is his eyes. As crazy as it seems, many photographers choose to see through the eyes of others - past or present - photographers. These photographers are blind.
- Manuel Alvarez Bravo -

Of course it's always luck.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson -

Photography is the mortal enemy of painting, it is the refuge of all failed painters, the untalented and the lazy.
- Charles Baudelaire -

Those who can see can also take photos. Learning to see, however, can take time.
- Leica -

The fact that a technically flawed shot in the conventional sense can be emotionally more effective than a technically flawless image will shock those who are naive enough to believe that technical perfection is the true value of a photo.
- Andreas Feininger -

The first 10,000 shots are the worst.
- Helmut Newton -

In my opinion, you can't say you've seen something before you've photographed it.
- Emile Zola -

If I could tell a story in words, I wouldn't have to carry a camera around.
- Lewis Hine -

Never photograph something that you don't care about.
- Lisette Model -

If your pictures aren't good enough, then you haven't been close enough.
- Robert Capa -

Digital photography not only enables us to capture memories, but also to create them.
- James Wayner -

Anyone who ignores the design rules of photography as a beginner has no sense. But anyone who clings to it for a lifetime has no imagination.
- Detlev Motz -

The aperture of a camera and the pupil are not there to let in information, but to block out some.
- K. C. Cole -

Never have I ever taken a picture like I intended. They are always worse or better.
- Diane Arbus -

In any case, people care too much about photographic technology and too little about seeing.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson -

The equipment we use only plays a minor role. Rather, it is a matter of mastering it.
- Sam Abell -

A nude photo is good if the model shows it around the coffee table at the grandmother's birthday and those present think it is good.
- Günter Rinnhofer -

... there are no bad photos, there are just different tastes. Because the photo is created in a moment, a moment that is not important. Learn the moment and draw with light and shadow.
- Curt Wolf -

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