Between my writing, Twitter, other social sites, and my blog posts, I always find myself looking up quotes from the great photography masters. I love using their words of advice to help motivate others, and to use them as a starting point for things I’m writing. Here are 10 of my favorites:

“There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.” ~Ansel Adams

“I think a photography class should be a requirement in all educational programs because it makes you see the world rather than just look at it.” ~Author Unknown

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

“The goal is not to change your subjects, but for the subject to change the photographer.” ~Author Unknown

“Buying a Nikon doesn’t make you a photographer.  It makes you a Nikon owner.” ~Author Unknown

“A great photograph is a full expression of what one feels about what is being photographed in the deepest sense, and is, thereby, a true expression of what one feels about life in its entirety.” ~Ansel Adams

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

“If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.” ~Robert Capa

“The question is not what you look at but what you see!” ~Henry David Thoureau

“You’ve got to push yourself harder. You’ve got to start looking for pictures nobody else could take. You’ve got to take the tools you have and probe deeper.” ~ William Albert Allard

What are some of your favorite quotes?

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