Inspiring quotes from the world of photography

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Quote of the week: taken from 30 July 2016 issue of Amateur Photographer

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Quote of the week: taken from 23 July 2016 issue of Amateur Photographer

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Quote of the week: taken from 16 July 2016 issue of Amateur Photographer

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Quote of the week: taken from 9 July 2016 issue of Amateur Photographer

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Quote of the week: taken from 2 July 2016 issue of Amateur Photographer

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Quote of the week: taken from 25 June 2016 issue of Amateur Photographer

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Quote of the week: taken from 18 June 2016 issue of Amateur Photographer

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Quote of the week: taken from 11 June 2016 issue of Amateur Photographer

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Quote of the week: taken from 4 June 2016 issue of Amateur Photographer

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Quote of the week: taken from 28 May 2016 issue of Amateur Photographer

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Quote of the week: taken from 21 May 2016 issue of Amateur Photographer

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Quote of the week: taken from 14 May 2016 issue of Amateur Photographer

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Quote of the week: taken from 7 May 2016 issue of Amateur Photographer

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Quote of the week: taken from 30 April 2016 issue of Amateur Photographer

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Quote of the week: taken from 23 April 2016 issue of Amateur Photographer

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Quote of the week: taken from 16 April 2016 issue of Amateur Photographer

Eve-Arnold-Quote-9-apr-16Quote of the week: taken from 9 April 2016 issue of Amateur Photographer

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Quote of the week: taken from 2 April 2016 issue of Amateur Photographer

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Quote of the week: taken from 26 March 2016 issue of Amateur Photographer

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Quote of the week: taken from 19 March 2016 issue of Amateur Photographer

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Quote of the week: taken from 12 March 2016 issue of Amateur Photographer

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Quote of the week: taken from 5 March 2016 issue of Amateur Photographer

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Quote of the week: taken from 27 February 2016 issue of Amateur Photographer

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Quote of the week: taken from 20 February 2016 issue of Amateur Photographer

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Quote of the week: taken from 13 February 2016 issue of Amateur Photographer

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Quote of the week: taken from 6 February 2016 issue of Amateur Photographer

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Quote of the week: taken from 30 January 2016 issue of Amateur Photographer

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Quote of the week: taken from 23 January 2016 issue of Amateur Photographer

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Quote of the week: taken from 16 January 2016 issue of Amateur Photographer

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Quote of the week: taken from 9 January 2016 issue of Amateur Photographer

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Quote of the week: taken from 2 January 2016 issue of Amateur Photographer

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Quote of the week: taken from 12 December 2015 issue of Amateur Photographer

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Quote of the week: taken from 5 December 2015 issue of Amateur Photographer

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Quote of the week: taken from 28 November 2015 issue of Amateur Photographer

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Quote of the week: taken from 21 November 2015 issue of Amateur Photographer

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Quote of the week: taken from 14 November 2015 issue of Amateur Photographer

QOW-7-Nov-15Quote of the week: taken from 7 November 2015 issue of Amateur Photographer

QOW-31-Oct-15Quote of the week: taken from 31 October 2015 issue of Amateur Photographer

QOW-24-Oct-15Quote of the week: taken from 24 October 2015 issue of Amateur Photographer

QOW-17-Oct-15Quote of the week: taken from 17 October 2015 issue of Amateur Photographer

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Quote of the week: taken from 3 October 2015 issue of Amateur Photographer

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Quote of the week: taken from 26 September 2015 issue of Amateur Photographer

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Quote of the week: taken from 19 September 2015 issue of Amateur Photographer

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Quote of the week: taken from 12 September 2015 issue of Amateur Photographer

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Quote of the week: taken from 5 September 2015 issue of Amateur Photographer

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Quote of the week: taken from 29 August 2015 issue of Amateur Photographerer

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Quote of the week: taken from 22 August 2015 issue of Amateur Photographer

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Quote of the week: taken from 15 August 2015 issue of Amateur Photographer

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Quote of the week: taken from 8 August 2015 issue of Amateur Photographer

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Quote of the week: taken from 1 August 2015 issue of Amateur Photographer

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Quote of the week: taken from 25 July 2015 issue of Amateur Photographer

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Quote of the week: taken from 18 July 2015 issue of Amateur Photographer

It is part of the photographer's job to see more intensely than most people do. He must have and keep in him something of the receptiveness of the child who looks at the world for the first time.Quote of the week: taken from 11 July 2015 issue of Amateur Photographer

It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less imagination to be a painter, because you can invent things. But in photography everything is so ordinary; it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the extrodinaryQuote of the week: taken from 4 July 2015 issue of Amateur Photographer

My life is shaped by the urgent need to wander and observe, and my camera is my passportQuote of the week: taken from 27 June 2015 issue of Amateur Photographer

Don’t pack up your camera until you’ve left the location

Quote of the week: taken from 20 June 2015 issue of Amateur Photographer

The most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind itQuote of the week: taken from 13 June 2015 issue of Amateur Photographer

My life is shaped by the urgent need to wander and observe, and my camera is my passportQuote of the week: taken from 6 June 2015 issue of Amateur Photographer

Photography can only represent the present. Once photographed, the subject becomes part of the pastQuote of the week: taken from 30 May 2015 issue of Amateur Photographer

The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a cameraQuote of the week: taken from 23 May 2015 issue of Amateur Photographer

If each photograph steals a bit of the soul, isn't it possible that I give up pieces of mine every time I take a picture?Quote of the week: taken from 16 May 2015 issue of Amateur Photographer

It is more important to click with people than to click the shutterQuote of the week: taken from 9 May 2015 issue of Amateur Photographer

All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truthQuote of the week: taken from 2 May 2015 issue of Amateur Photographer

A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of itQuote of the week: taken from 25 April 2015 issue of Amateur Photographer

I fight to take a good photograph every single timeQuote of the week: taken from 18 April 2015 issue of Amateur Photographer

I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn't photograph themQuote of the week: taken from 11 April 2015 issue of Amateur Photographer

No place is boring, if you've had a good night's sleep and have a pocket full of unexposed filmQuote of the week: taken from 4 April 2015 issue of Amateur Photographer

The capacity for delight is the gift of paying attentionQuote of the week: taken from 28 March 2015 issue of Amateur Photographer

Look and think before opening the shutter. The heart and mind are the true lens of the cameraQuote of the week: taken from 21 March 2015 issue of Amateur Photographer

I never have taken a picture I've intended. They're always better or worseQuote of the week: taken from 14 March 2015 issue of Amateur Photographer

When people ask me what equipment I use - I tell them my eyes

Quote of the week: taken from 7 March 2015 issue of Amateur Photographer

The work of most photographers would be improved immensely if they could do one thing: get rid of the extraneous

Quote of the week: taken from 28 February 2015 issue of Amateur Photographer

My pictures are about making people realise we've got to protect those who can't speak for themselves

Quote of the week: taken from 21 February 2015 issue of Amateur Photographer

Time eventually positions most photographs, even the most amateurish, at the level of art

Quote of the week: taken from 14 February 2015 issue of Amateur Photographer

Sharpness is a bourgeois concept

Quote of the week: taken from 7 February 2015 issue of Amateur Photographer

It's not enough to have talent, you also have to be hungarian

Quote of the week: taken from 31 January 2015 issue of Amateur Photographer

John Loengard, the picture editor at Life, always used to tell me, 'If you want something to look interesting, don't light all of it'Quote of the week: taken from 24 January 2015 issue of Amateur Photographer

The painter constructs, the photographer discloses

Quote of the week: taken from 17 January 2015 issue of Amateur Photographer

The picture is not made by the photographer, the picture is more good or less good in function of the relationship that you have with the people you photographQuote of the week: taken from 10 January 2015 issue of Amateur Photographer

Landscape photography is the supremetest of the photographer - and often the supreme disappointmentQuote of the week: taken from 3 January 2015 issue of Amateur Photographer

I don't want anyone to appreciate the light or the palette of tones. I want my pictures to inform, to provoke discussion - and to raise moneyQuote of the week: taken from 13 December 2014 issue of Amateur Photographer

I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographersQuote of the week: taken from 6 December 2014 issue of Amateur Photographer

The whole point of taking pictures is so that you don't have to explain things with words

Quote of the weekt: taken from 29 November 2014 issue of Amateur Photographer

To Consult the rules of composition before making a picture is a little like consulting the law of gravitation before going for a walk

Quote of the week: taken from 22 November 2014 issue of Amateur Photographer

Like the people you shoot and let them know it

Quote of the week: taken from 15 November 2014 issue of Amateur Photographer

I never cared for fashion much, amusing little seams and witty little pleats: it was the girls I liked

Quote of the week: taken from 8 November 2014 issue of Amateur Photographer

  My job as a portrait photographer is to seduce, amuse and entertainQuote of the week: taken from 1 November 2014 issue of Amateur Photographer

Photography is not a sport. It has no rules. Everything must be dared and tried!

Quote of the week: taken from 25 October 2014 issue of Amateur Photographer

There are no bad pictures; that's just how your face looks sometimesQuote of the week: taken from 18 October 2014 issue of Amateur Photographer

A technically perfect photograph can be the world's most boring pictureQuote of the week: taken from 11 October 2014 issue of Amateur Photographer

Most things in life are moments of pleasure and a lifetime of embarrassment; photography is a moment of embarrassment and a lifetime of pleasure

Quote of the week: taken from 4 October 2014 issue of Amateur Photographer

Unpredictability. Accidents. Not good when you're engaging in, say, brain surgery, but when lighting... wonderful!Quote of the week: taken from 27 September 2014 issue of Amateur Photographer

 The Camera makes everyone a tourist in other people's reality, and eventually in one's own
Quote of the week: taken from 20 September 2014 issue of Amateur Photographer

I tend to think of the act of photographing, generally speaking, as an adventure. My favourite thing is to go where I've never been

Quote of the week: taken from 13 September 2014 issue of Amateur Photographer

The camera is a remarkable instrument. Saturate yourself with your subject, and the camera will all but take you by the hand and point the way.Quote of the week: taken from 6 September 2014 issue of Amateur Photographer

Before you shoot an irresistible subject, mute all your senses except sight to find out how much is left for the camera to record.Quote of the week: taken from 30 August 2014 issue of Amateur Photographer

The earth is art, the photographer is only a witness.Quote of the week: taken from 23 August 2014 issue of Amateur Photographer

Photographers deal in things that are continually vanishing, and when they have vanished, there is no contrivance on earth that can make them come back again.Quote of the week: taken from 16 August 2014 issue of Amateur Photographer

Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs.Quote of the week: taken from 9 August 2014 issue of Amateur Photographer

I hope to stay unemployed as a war photographer till the end of my life.Quote of the week: taken from 2 August 2014 issue of Amateur Photographer

 In my view you cannot claim to have seen something until you have photographed it.Quote of the week: taken from 26 July 2014 issue of Amateur Photographer

Perhaps the most important skill in photography is learning which images to show.

Quote of the week: taken from 19 July 2014 issue of Amateur Photographer

I am a professional photographer by trade and an amateur photographer by vocation.

Quote of the week: taken from 12 July 2014 issue of Amateur Photographer

Quote of the week: To Take photographsmeans...Putting one's head, one's eye and one's heart on the same axis.Quote of the week: taken from 5 July 2014 issue of Amateur Photographer

Quote of the week: You can look at a picture for a week and never think of it again. You can also look at a picture for a second and think of it all your life.Quote of the week: taken from 28 June 2014 issue of Amateur Photographer

A photographer is like a cod, which produces a million eggs in order that one may reach maturity.Quote of the week: taken from 21 June 2014 issue of Amateur Photographer

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  • foto2021

    Too long to tweet, but here’s my favourite quote from David Bailey:

    “It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less imagination to be a painter because you can invent things. But in photography everything is so ordinary; it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the extraordinary.”