"I hate quotations, tell me what you know." - Ralph Waldo Emerson


"AI just killed photography, stone dead." - Jack Frost


“Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography.” - George Eastman


“When I die I want to go to Vogue”. - David Bailey 


“What we do during our working hours determines what we have; what we do in our leisure hours determines what we are”. - George Eastman


“Photography is an itch that won't go away. No matter how much you scratch it.” - Dara McGrath


“There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept”. - Ansel Adams


“When I look at my old pictures, all I can see is what I used to be but am no longer. I think: What I can see is what I am not.” ― Aleksandar Hemon, The Lazarus Project


“Whatever people lack in ability, they make up for in equipment”. - after Al Perry


“The camera makes you forget you're there. It's not like you are hiding but you forget, you are just looking so much.”  - Annie Leibovitz


"Your frame of mind and the framing of your photographs, the two are immutably bound up together". - Jack Frost


“You put your camera around your neck in the morning along with putting on your shoes, and there it is, an appendage of the body that shares your life with you. The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.” - Dorothea Lange


“Rules are foolish, arbitrary, mindless things that raise you quickly to a level of acceptable mediocrity, then prevent you from progressing further.” - Bruce Barnbaum


"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep." - Scott Adams


“When I have a camera in my hand, I know no fear.”  - Alfred Eisenstaed


“Buying a Nikon does not make you a photographer, it simply makes you a Nikon owner” - Anon


“Amateurs worry about equipment, Professionals worry about time, Masters worry about light”. –  Anon


“Photography is not something you retire from.”  - Annie Leibovitz


"Above all else, photography should be fun. If it isn't, go do something else that is." - Jack Frost


"Photography; drives me mad, keeps me sane." - Anon


“If you are out there shooting, things will happen for you. If you’re not out there, you’ll only hear about it.” - Jay Maisel


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


“Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst”. – Henri Cartier-Bresson


“If you don’t capture the moment, it will be gone forever.” - Lailah Gifty Akita


“What do we feel when we look at a good photograph? We just want to be there, right at the exact moment that photo taken!” - Mehmet Murat ildan


"A good photograph is knowing where to stand." - Ansel Adams


"The question is not what you look at but what you see!" - Henry David Thourea


“You only have control over three things in your life – the thoughts you think, the images you visualise, and the actions you take.” - Jack Canfield, stoic - (do not let anyone else take control of them!)


“Buying a new camera "because it takes great photos" is like buying a paint brush "because it paints great paintings." The REAL key is learning how to USE your camera to create great images.”  - Kevin Gourley


“Carry knowledge not equipment” - Ray Mears


“When you crop a photo, you tell a lie.”  - Douglas Coupland,


"A good photograph makes you want to step into the picture." - Jack Frost


“Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop”. - Ansel Adams


“The negative is comparable to the composer's score and the print to its performance. Each performance differs in subtle ways”. - Ansel Adams


“For me, Every day is Photography Day” -  Biju Karakkonam


“Everyone will take one great picture, I’ve done better because I’ve taken two”. - David Bailey


“The picture is good or not from the moment it was caught in the camera”. - Henri Cartier-Bresson


“A picture is a picture, it doesn't matter what camera you use!”  - Chris Geiger


“Photography has not changed since its origin except in its technical aspects, which for me are not important”. - Henri Cartier-Bresson


“Whosoever possesses a camera should never know boredom.”  - Wayne Gerard Trotman


“You are either a great photographer or a skilled editor, there is no in between, when it comes to the love for photography. Ace at what you do; or just quit being something, that does not exist in you.”  - Adrian Leslie Lobo


“When you look at life "through the cameras eye", it helps you to appreciate the things you normally would have over looked. It helps to slow you down and enjoy life for the moment”. - Scott Rhodes


“I only use a camera like I use a toothbrush. It does the job”. - Don McCullin


“I mightn’t have a camera, but I can’t stop being a photographer. I still see photographs, I’ve just not been taking them.”  - Cathal McNaughton


“The less gear you use, the more you grow as a photographer. Although there are fewer options available, you'll find more creative ways to capture what you feel! In a way, all your technical options before turn into creative solutions that improve your photography even more.”  - Marius Vieth


“It’s not enough to have talent, you also have to be Hungarian”. - Robert Capa


“Only a Photographer can stop the time. Just by one click.”  - Biju Karakkonam


“Marketing is an odious practice in which the cynical too often persuade the gullible to buy things they don’t need, with money they don’t have, for reasons they don’t understand.” - Niall Benvie


“There is no better time to crop a bad composition than just before you press the shutter release”. - Bryan Peterson


“Only Photography posses the quality of freezing time.”  - Pavan Desa


“When you are a wannabe, aspire to be a has-been: it will mean that, at some point, you made it.” - Niall Benvie


“Art is not to be found by touring to Egypt, China, or Peru; if you cannot find it at your own door, you will never find it”. - Ralph Waldo Emerson


“The older I get, the more like myself I become.” - Niall Benvie


“The most beautiful images are often the least honest.”  - Manu Larcenet


“I expose longer”. - Alfred Eisenstaedt, when asked what he did at night in Paris


“If you want to make good photographs, a camera has to be second nature to you. Devoting too much attention to technical decisions can interfere with your creative processes”. - Robert Farber


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


“A camera is just a tool, and you’re a tool if you’re worried about what camera you are using.” - Jon Luvelli


“D-SLR, an expensive solution to a non-existent problem”. - after Tom Clarke


“I click, therefore I am”. - Jack Frost


“All photographs are time exposures, of shorter or longer duration, and each describes a discrete parcel of time.” - John Szarkowski,


“A career in photography is a journey without a destination”. - Joe McNally


“The truth is you have too many cameras and you don’t take enough photographs”. - Kyle Cassidy


“If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough”. - Robert Capa


“No camera can capture, what your eyes capture.” - Amit Kalantri


“The term accessories has come to include a host of photographic gadgets of questionable value”. - Ansel Adams


“Consulting the rules of composition before making a picture is a little like consulting the law of gravitation before going for a walk”. - Edward Weston


“All this photographic stuff we think of as being a recent development since the emergence of digital technology e.g. photo-stitching, photo-books, photo-cards, photo-manipulation, photo-sharing, photo-journalism, photo-illustration, photo-paparazzi and so on, were all invented within the first ten years of the introduction of the Calotype positive/negative process in 1841 by Fox Talbot during the early reign of Queen Victoria”. - Jack Frost


“You can't take a perfect photo without perfect timing!” - Mehmet Murat ildan


“The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it.” – Ansel Adams


“Sharpness is a bourgeois concept”. - Henri Cartier-Bresson


“Photography is not about cameras, gadgets and gismos. Photography is about photographers. A camera didn't make a great picture any more than a typewriter wrote a great novel.” - Peter Adams


“Just because you can, doesn't necessarily mean that you should!” - Bill Collins


“The fact is that relatively few photographers ever master their medium. Instead they allow the medium to master them and go on an endless squirrel cage chase from new lens to new paper to new developer to new gadget, never staying with one piece of equipment long enough to learn its full capacities, becoming lost in a maze of technical information that is of little or no use since they don't know what to do with it”. - Edward Weston


“Somebody just let the rabble in.” - Lewis Carroll - Upon the introduction of negatives and the subsequent demise of Colloidal plates. I wonder what he would have thought of digital?


“It’s perfectly intelligible,” the Captain said, in an offended tone, “to anyone that understands such things.” - A Tangled Tale: Knot IV - Lewis Carroll


“You’ve gotta taste the light, like my friend and fellow shooter Chip Maury says. And when you see light like this, trust me, it’s like a strawberry sundae with sprinkles.” - Joe McNally


“A photographer is invited for dinner and is showing off his work to the host. The host: (admiring a photograph) Wow buddy, what a photograph! You must have a really good camera. In a while, dinner is served. The photographer exclaims, Wow! what delicious food, you must have a really good stove.” - Anon


“The camera begins and ends with the lens.” - The Four Thirds Organisation


“What do you need to make a great photograph? F8 and being there.” - Weegee


“Actually, it's nature itself that creates the most beautiful pictures, I'm only choosing the perspective. - Katja Michael


“The world does not fit conveniently into the format of a 35mm camera.” - W Eugene Smith


"Film is photography and photography is film." - Jack Frost


"Nothing matters very much, and few things matter at all." - Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour


“Your eye must see a composition or an expression that life itself offers you, and you must know with intuition when to click the camera.” - Henri Carter-Bresson


“Photographs are just light and time,” - John Green


“Photography has no rules, it is not a sport. It is the result which counts, no matter how it is achieved.” - Bill Brandt


“When subject matter is forced to fit into preconceived patterns, there can be no freshness of vision. Following rules of composition can only lead to a tedious repetition of pictorial clichés.” - Edward Weston


"Life has a way of making the foreseeable that which never happens and the unforeseeable that which your life becomes." - Everett Hitch, Appaloosa


“Photography is all about light, composition and, most importantly, emotion.” - Larry Wilder


“In a photograph, composition is the result of a simultaneous coalition, the organic coordination of elements seen by the eye.”- Henri Cartier-Bresson


"Films ran through my Leica like wine down my throat." - Will McBride


“The photographer has almost as much control over his subject matter as a painter. He can control light and shade, form and space, pattern and texture, motion and mood, everything except composition.” - Andreas Feininger


“Rules of composition are deduced from the work of strong masters and used by weak imitators to produce… nothing.” - Edward Weston


“Oskar Barnack's goal was to find the ultimate match between portability and image quality.” - Leitz


"My theory of composition? Simple: do not release the shutter until everything in the viewfinder feels just right." - Ernst Haas


“Digital shutter lag, the time between seeing the decisive moment and just missing it”. - Jack Frost


"I don't know what good composition is... Sometimes for me composition has to do with a certain brightness or a certain coming to restness and other times it has to do with funny mistakes. There's a kind of rightness and wrongness and sometimes I like rightness and sometimes I like wrongness." - Diane Arbus


"Look at the photographs, look at them carefully. Let the composition and the subject matter determine the aspect ratio. That's the ultimate authority. Not the camera manufacturer. Not the film manufacturer." - Brooks Jensen


“The quickest way to make money out of photography is to sell your camera.” - Anon


"Composition is the strongest way of seeing." - Edward Weston


“Pro D-SLR, sure is perty but it ain’t worth a s**t”. - after Tom Clarke


"Our eye must constantly measure, evaluate. We alter our perspective by a slight bending of the knees; we convey the chance meeting of lines by a simple shifting of our heads a thousandth of an inch… We compose almost at the same time we press the shutter, and in placing the camera closer or farther from the subject, we shape the details, taming or being tamed by them." - Henri Cartier-Bresson


“Composition happens.” - Todd Vorenkamp


'"Here we strive to create photographs that convey an emotional feeling though the use of the qualities of light, vivid colour and balanced composition whilst remembering that above all photography itself, as a process, should be about the realisation of artistic expression.' - "Artists statements; what a load of pretentious bollocks" - Jack Frost


"When I have a camera in my hand, I know no fear." - Alfred Eisenstaedt


"The best camera is the one you have with you." - Chase Jarvis


"The only photographer you should compare yourself to is the one that you were." - John C. Maxwell


"People call me a war photographer, but really I’m just a photographer." - Don McCullin


“I photograph to find out what something will look like photographed.” -  Gary Winogrand


“This is what I do. I walk with a small camera. I keep looking – looking at and scrutinizing the things around me. I wander around a city, or a place. I notice, and sometimes photograph, apparently insignificant details. It fascinates me – it’s an obsession – but I don’t end up with a story. I am a collector of instants and details.” - Marc Riboud


"The photographer is an armed version of the solitary walker reconnoitering, stalking, cruising the urban inferno, the voyeuristic stroller who discovers the city as a landscape of voluptuous extremes. Adept of the joys of watching, connoisseur of empathy, the flâneur finds the world “picturesque.” - Susan Sontag


“Youth ages, immaturity is outgrown, ignorance can be educated, and drunkenness sobered, but stupid lasts forever.”  - Aristophanes