Quotes to “Shoot” By

We all live by certain mottos or draw inspiration from quotes by people we admire. We posted a poll a few weeks ago asking the BSP community what their favorite photography quotes were and below is the list in order of top choice:

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

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

“A good snapshot stops a moment from running away.” – Eudora Welty

“There’s a photograph everywhere and it’s the photographer’s job to find it.”

“If I could tell a story in words, I wouldn’t need to lug around a camera.” – Lewis Hine

“My portraits are more about me than they are about the people I photograph.” – Richard Avedon

“Gear is good, vision is better.” – David duChemin

“Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow.” – Imogen Cunningham

“f/8 and be there.”

“Life is like photography. You use the negatives to develop.”

“Fear is a darkroom where negatives develop.” – Usman B. Asif

“A photograph is memory in the raw.” – Carrie Latet

“Photography helps people to see.”

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

Some quotes were found here or here, but some were from various sources within our own community. Which ones are your favorite? Do you have another you like to “shoot” by? Share with us in the comment section below. Thanks to everyone who voted and posted their favorites in the poll!


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