Photography Quotes (308 Quotes)





    George Lucas wanted this moving camera for all of the photography in Star Wars. He was willing to take a risk with the concepts that I advanced with regard to ways for doing that.

    For me the printing process is part of the magic of photography. It's that magic that can be exciting, disappointing, rewarding and frustrating all in the same few moments in the darkroom.


    I thought it was pretty bad, ... I don't know how people can come in and do that, photographers and stuff. I just thought I got a bad rap on it 'cause they don't photograph everybody and throw them out in front of the public.

    The use of the term art medium is, to say the least, misleading, for it is the artist that creates a work of art not the medium. It is the artist in photography that gives form to content by a distillation of ideas, thought, experience, insight and understanding.


    Ideally, early in the planning stages, before reporters and photographers are assigned to a story, we like to be involved at that point, to make sure the content gathering keeps our needs in mind. If we don't find out about it until the night before, we're often not able to produce an interactive graphic.



    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.

    For many 19th-century artists, the usual reaction to photography was no reaction at all. They simply ignored it. But not Degas. He was deeply interested in the new medium, not just as a tool that could help with his drawings and paintings, but as an art form in its own right.





    You can do a lot more creative things now that we have digital photography, but I think the average person doesn't keep up with their photos the way that they used to.

    I was interested in photography when I started college at Antioch. I took a basic photo course there, and other photography classes. I got my first real job through a work-study program at Antioch. It was working as a helper in a mental hospital. Strange, but I'm sure that had something to do with where I am now.


    I have often thought that if photography were difficult in the true sense of the term -- meaning that the creation of a simple photograph would entail as much time and effort as the production of a good watercolor or etching -- there would be a vast improvement in total output. The sheer ease with which we can produce a superficial image often leads to creative disaster.

    Sometimes they are a matter of luck; the photographer could not expect or hope for them. Sometimes they are a matter of patience, waiting for an effect to be repeated that he has seen and lost or for one that he anticipates.

    Everyone wants to see the real Africa before it is all gone - nature lovers, photographers, adventurers but travel is getting so costly, few people can afford such a trip. Thats why we decided to sweeten the deal by adding international airfare. Now we have something nobody can resist. A real winner.

    You do your work as a photographer and everything becomes past. Words are more like thoughts; the photographer's picture is always surrounded by a kind of romantic glamor - no matter what you do, and how you twist it.



    My job is to make sure it does not become spring break out there. I can let you in, but I can't let your other five friends in. It's not based on age or looks. There's an amazing group of people from all forms of business, whether it's entertainment or music or great photographers, great art directors, great publishers, amazing businessmen and women, and it's a great mix in age. You want to maintain that glamour and classiness. It's an overall blend.



    Then I thought I was going to be a photographer. I tried a hand at darkroom technician. I played in a band. It took me quite some time to discover that I wanted to write.



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