Think about the photo before and after, never during. The secret is to take your time. You mustn’t go too fast. The subject must forget about you. Then, however, you must be very quick.
– Henri Cartier-Bresson
Regardless of whether you speak the language or are familiar with a culture, the picture should hold up.
– Herb Ritts
After 40 years of ingesting every aspect of photographic science and composition, I still find the camera to be an endlessly intriguing partner that challenges my imagination and knowledge. All that with only 3 variables of shutter speed, aperture and focal length.
– Ralph Auletta
“The best way to go into unknown territory is to go in ignorant.”
– Dorothea Lange
“I myself have always stood in the awe of the camera. I recognize it for the instrument it is, part Stradivarius, part scalpel.”
– Irving Penn