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I have always been a fan of quotes, and, I have a list of my favorite photography-related quotes that I have read and reread hundreds of times. I read them when I’m feeling uninspired, or if I feel like I’ve lost my direction as a photographer, and I also read them when I just want to know that someone else knows exactly how I feel, but was able to put it into words much more eloquently than I ever could! Here are some of my favorites:
I feel kind of silly bringing an Ansel Adams quote into the mix, because people have such polarizing opinions on his photography. However, this is one of my most favorite quotes! We all have times when we compare ourselves to other photographers, whether we realize it or not, and while this can be a healthy exercise to motivate us to reach new heights with our photography, it’s also important to remember that our photography will always be a reflection of us, and something that is uniquely our own. Rather than striving to emulate someone else’s photography, it is much healthier and rewarding to let our own life experiences and outlook on the world influence our photography. Whether we realize it or not, everything that we have been through in our lives will affect the way we photograph, so why not embrace that uniqueness?
“The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.” ~ Dorothea Lange