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找到你喜欢拍摄的主题是很重要的。不仅要成为一个好摄影师,而且要找到能让你的作品脱颖而出的方法。

虽然有些人在构图、技术或审美眼光方面天然就比其他人优越得多。但有一件事是肯定的,一个摄影师总是可以通过努力去提高自己,而这并不需要任何特殊天赋。

这里我们搜集了一些经验丰富、功成名就的摄影师曾经留下的金句。希望他们的智慧能够启发你、激励你。

拍人易,拍骨难。

“It’s one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it’s another thing to make a portrait of who they are.”
– Paul Caponigro

摄影是一场盛大的演出,照片是演出的记录。

“I fell in love with the process of taking pictures, with wandering around finding things. To me it feels like a kind of performance. The picture is a document of that performance.”
– Alec Soth

摄影是一项用光线和时间构成的奇怪发明。

“What makes photography a strange invention is that its primary raw materials are light and time.”
– John Berger

站在有趣的事物面前,才能成为优秀摄影师。

“If you want to be a better photographer, stand in front of more interesting stuff.”
– Jim Richardson

难拍的照片就是最好的作品?这是个陷阱。

“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

定格注定逝去的瞬间、无法重现的场景,这便是我爱摄影的理由。

“What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.”
– Karl Lagerfeld

当文字不足以表达,我选择摄影。若图像仍嫌不足,我选择沉默。

“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.”
— Ansel Adams

我最喜欢哪张照片?明天要拍的那张。

“Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow.”
— Imogen Cunningham

相机是我抽离现实的借口。它让我既是其中的一部分,也是隔离的旁观者。

“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

你能从我的照片中看出来,我不介意爱上我拍的人。

“A thing that you see in my pictures is that I was not afraid to fall in love with these people.”
– Annie Leibovitz

我从没拍出过我预设的画面,成片总是更差,或者更好。

“I never have taken a picture I’ve intended. They’re always better or worse.”
— Diane Arbus

一张照片胜过千言万语。

“A picture is worth a thousand words.”
– Arthur Brisbane

摄影就是,每隔100秒强烈品味生活。

“Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.”

— Marc Riboud

优秀的摄影师记录,伟大的摄影师揭示。

“A good photographer records; a great photographer reveals.”
– Skyler Reid

摄影最棒的一点在于:即便图像中的人都变了,照片始终如一。

“The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people in it do.”
— Andy Warhol

我们通过摄影来理解生活对于我们意味着什么。

“We are making photographs to understand what our lives mean to us.”
— Ralph Hattersley

你只需要活下去,生活会把照片送给你。

“You just have to live and life will give you pictures.”
– Henri Cartier Bresson

 

要像知道明天就会失明一样来用你的相机。

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

 

我所学、所教便是让你不断去尝试,并不断从失败中重新站起。

“What I have learnt and what I teach now is all about experimentation and learning to pick yourself up and try again when you fall down.”
– Lara Jade

在我拍摄之前,他们并不知道自己原来这个角度最好看。

“I like to photograph anyone before they know what their best angles are.”
– Ellen Von Unwerth

你和你的相机就是一切,能达到何种程度完全在于你自己。你是什么样的,你的作品就是什么样。

“There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are.”
– Ernst Haas

 

迫切地游荡和观察,这就是我的生活。相机是我的护照。

“My life is shaped by the urgent need to wander and observe, and my camera is my passport.”
– Steve McCurry

 

 

撤退之前别把相机收起来。

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

 

照片是你看得越多,拍得越好。

“The more pictures you see, the better you are as a photographer.”
– Robert Mapplethorpe

摄影是一扇门,连通过去与未来。

“Photographs open doors into the past, but they also allow a look into the future.”
– Sally Mann

只有你能从照片里闻到街的味道,才是真正的街拍。

“If you can smell the street by looking at the photo, it’s a street photograph.”
– Bruce Gilden

摄影似乎是评价这个疯狂现世的最佳方式,所以我选择了摄影。

“I went into photography because it seemed like the perfect vehicle for commenting on the madness of today’s existence.”
– Robert Mapplethorpe

拍照就好像是,夜里踮着脚溜进厨房里偷奥利奥饼干吃。

“Taking pictures is like tiptoeing into the kitchen late at night and stealing Oreo cookies.”
– Diane Arbus

把世界原样拍下来吧。再没有比现实更有趣的事了。

“Photograph the world as it is. Nothing’s more interesting than reality.”
– Mary Ellen Mark

确实有东西想用相机来表达再去拍。否则还不如烤个蛋糕吃。

“If you have something to say with a camera then show it, otherwise it’s better to bake a cake.”
– Jason Eskenazi

手里有相机时,我就什么都不怕了。

“When I have a camera in my hand, I know no fear.”
– Alfred Eisenstaedt

走出去才会看到发什么了什么,不出去你只能听说。

“If you are out there shooting, things will happen for you. If you’re not out there, you’ll only hear about it.”
– Jay Maisel

最好的相机是随身带着的那个。

“The best camera is the one that’s with you.”
– Chase Jarvis

 

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