What most of us are after, when we have a picture taken, is a good natural-looking picture that doesn’t resemble us.
I am not interested in rules or conventions. Photography is not a sport.
There is a photographer in every bush, going about like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour.
In my mind’s eye, I visualize how a particular… sight and feeling will appear on a print. If it excites me, there is a good chance it will make a good photograph. It is an intuitive sense, an ability that comes from a lot of practice.
Blessed be the inventor of photography! It has given more positive pleasure to poor suffering humanity than anything else that has ‘cast up’ in my time – this art by which even the ‘poor’ can possess themselves of tolerable likenesses of their absent dear ones.
Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs.
She glances at the photo, and the pilot light of memory flickers in her eyes.
You don’t take a photograph, you make it.
The paparazzi are nothing but dogs of war. (Said after Diana, Princess of Wales, died in a car crash.)
There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.