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  • 10 Awesome Quotes on Photography

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    Quotes are great. And, we've found that photographers are great quote makers. Here we've compiled a list of ten awesome quotes--in no particular order--photographers (mostly) have said about photography.

    We've heard so many customers make the same complaint as number 8, by Strand, and we find this especially relevant with the recent Kodak bankruptcy and overall uncertainty surrounding film. We don't agree with number 5, by Warhol, but found it interesting because during our search for awesome quotes we found most photographers commenting on the struggle they faced of making photography a recognized art form. It seems Warhol wasn't the only one who shared number 5's sentiment. Especially, it seems, during the early part of last century.

    1. It's not YOUR picture, it's MY picture! Garry Winogrand to a guy who told him not to take his picture.
    2. You only get one sunrise and one sunset a day, and you only get so many days on the planet. A good photographer does the math and doesn't waste either. Galen Rowell
    3.  It's about time we started to take photography seriously and treat it as a hobby. Elliot Erwitt
    4. Never boss people around. It's more important to click with people than to click the shutter. Alfred Eisenstaedt
    5. Photographers feel guilty that all they do for a living is press a button. Andy Warhol
    6. Photography is not cute cats, nor nudes, motherhood or arrangements of manufactured products. Under no circumstances it is anything ever anywhere near a beach. Walker Evans
    7. I don't care if you make a print on a bath mat, just as long as it is a good print. Edward Weston
    8. Everytime I find a film or paper that I like, they discontinue it. Paul Strand
    9. There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs. Ansel Adams
    10. Let the subject generate its own photographs. Become a camera. Minor White

    Do you have favorite quotes on photography? Please share. We'd love to see them.

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