We've gathered a few of our quotes on the subject of photography:

1. “To photograph is to hold one’s breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It’s at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson

2. “The whole point of taking pictures is so that you don’t have to explain things with words.” – Elliott Erwitt

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

4. “The negative is the equivalent of the composer’s score and the print the performance.” – Ansel Adams

5. “All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth.” – Richard Avedon

6. “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” – Joan Miro

7. A good photograph is knowing where to stand.” – Ansel Adams

8. “One should really use the camera as though tomorrow you’d be stricken blind.” – Dorothea Lange

9. “A photograph is a moral decision taken in one eighth of a second.” – Salman Rushdie

10. “I think life is too short not to be doing something which you really believe in.” – Steve McCurry

11. “It can be a trap of the photographer to think that his or her best pictures were the ones that were hardest to get.” – Timothy Allen

12. “Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.” – Jonathan Swift

13. “There is one thing the photography must contain, the humanity of the moment. This kind of photography is realism. But realism is not enough – there has to be vision, and the two together can make a good photograph.”– Robert Frank

14. “A photographer is like a cod, which produces a million eggs in order that one may reach maturity.” – George Bernard Shaw

15. “The two most engaging powers of a photograph are to make new things familiar and familiar things new.” – William Thackeray

16. “I tend to think of the act of photographing, generally speaking, as an adventure. My favorite thing is to go where I’ve never been.” – Diane Arbus

17. “Don’t pack up your camera until you’ve left the location.” – Joe McNally

18. “A good photograph is one that communicates a fact, touches the heart and leaves the viewer a changed person for having seen it. It is, in a word, effective.” – Irving Penn

19. “I find the single most valuable tool in the darkroom is my trash can.” – John Sexton

20. “The camera is an excuse to be someplace you otherwise don’t belong. It gives me both a point of connection and a point of separation.” – Susan Meiselas

21. “Don’t shoot what it looks like. Shoot what it feels like.” – David Alan Harvey

22. “There are no bad pictures; that’s just how your face looks sometimes.” – Abraham Lincoln

23. “If your pictures aren’t good enough, you aren’t close enough.” – Robert Capa

24. “The picture that you took with your camera is the imagination you want to create with reality.” – Scott Lorenzo

25. “People say photographs don’t lie, mine do.” – David LaChapelle

26. “The only photographer you should compare yourself to is the one you used to be.” – Unknown

27. “A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.” – Edward Steichen

28. “To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” – Elliott Erwitt

29. “Photography can only represent the present. Once photographed, the subject becomes part of the past.” – Berenice Abott

30. “Photography for me is not looking, it’s feeling. If you can’t feel what you’re looking at, then you’re never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures.” – Don McCullin