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It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less imagination to be a painter because you can invent things. But in photography everything is so ordinary; it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the extraordinary.
There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.
Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer - and often the supreme disappointment.
It is the photographer, not the camera, that is the instrument.
I'm not a photographer, so I didn't get into F-stops or ND filters or background, foreground, cross-light, all that stuff. But I was interested in the camera and the lenses. That's the world that I'm moving in, in terms of acting and giving a performance.
When you are a photographer, you work all the time, because your eye is the first camera.
Everyone with a cell phone thinks they're a photographer. Everyone with a laptop thinks they're a journalist. But they have no training, and they have no idea of what we keep to in terms of standards, as in what's far out and what's reality. And they have no dedication to truth.
Anybody can be a great photographer if they zoom in enough on what they love.
A good photographer can make you look incredible, even when you're not feeling very sexy.
My job as a portrait photographer is to seduce, amuse and entertain.
If the chemistry is right between star and photographer and the geometry of the pictures pleases the star, often the two people end up with a long-term professional friendship during which they continue to work together and to produce highly personal images.
I can get obsessed by anything if I look at it long enough. That's the curse of being a photographer.
Every other artist begins with a blank canvas, a piece of paper the photographer begins with the finished product.
Because of reality television and all these celebrities thinking they can be designers, everyone imagines that they can just become a designer, photographer, or model, but that's not the way things work. People have to go to school, learn their craft, and build a brand - that's the right, healthy way to do things.
Within every man and woman a secret is hidden, and as a photographer it is my task to reveal it if I can.
Who sees the human face correctly: the photographer, the mirror, or the painter?
I'm a photographer, period. I love photography, the immediacy of it. I like the craft, the idea of saying 'I'm a photographer.'
I didn't decide to be a photographer; I just happened to fall into it.
I go back and forth, but I never wanted to be the photographer of the gay and lesbian community. I will wave a rainbow flag proudly, but I am not a singular identity. I think a singular identity isn't very interesting, and I'm a little bit more multifaceted as a person than that.
The subject matter is so much more important than the photographer.
A photographer without a magazine behind him is like a farmer without fields.
A mad, keen photographer needs to get out into the world and work and make mistakes.
No photographer is as good as the simplest camera.
I hope to stay unemployed as a war photographer till the end of my life.
I love storytelling, I love being a visual person, and it just made perfect sense to be an underwater photographer and explore the ocean and work with scientists.
John F. Kennedy
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