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Andreas Feininger Quotes

Before you shoot an irresistible subject, mute all your senses except sight to find out how much is left for the camera to record.
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As an amateur you have an advantage over photographers - you can do as you wish ... This should make amateurs the happiest of photographers.

— Andreas Feininger

The difference in 'seeing' between the eye and the lens should make it obvious that a photographer who merely points his camera at an appealing subject and expects to get an appealing picture in return, may be headed for a disappointment.

— Andreas Feininger

No one can do inspired work without genuine interest in his subject and understanding of its characteristics.

— Andreas Feininger

The camera can push the new medium to its limits - and beyond. It is there - in the "beyond" - that the imaginative photographer will compete with the imaginative painter. Painting must return to the natural world from time to time for renewal of the artistic vision. The key sector of renewal of vision today is the new vistas revealed by science. Here photography, which is not only art but science also, stands on the firmest ground.

— Andreas Feininger

With a short lens I can reveal the hidden things near at hand, with a long lens the hidden things far away. The telephoto lens provides a new visual sensation for people: it widens their horizons. And, conversely, the things under our nose invariably look good when blown up really big.

— Andreas Feininger

The photographer has almost as much control over his subject matter as a painter. He can control light and shade, form and space, pattern and texture, motion and mood, everything except composition.

— Andreas Feininger

(1) The more thoroughly a photographer explores his subject with the camera (i.e., the more pictures he makes), the more he sees and the better his chance of getting good results. (2) Even slight changes in subject approach can make significant differences in the effect of the picture.

— Andreas Feininger

Realism and superrealism are what I'm after. This world is full of things the eye doesn't see. The camera can see more, and often 10 times better.

— Andreas Feininger

Every successful photograph, except for lucky shots, begins with an idea and a plan. The more precisely a photographer knows what it is he wishes to do, the better the chances are that he will do it.

— Andreas Feininger

The first impression of a new subject is not necessary the best. Seen from a different angle or under different condition it might look even better. Always study a three - dimensional subject with one eye closed.

— Andreas Feininger

Photographers - idiots, of which there are so many - say, "Oh, if only I had a Nikon or a Leica, I could make great photographs." That's the dumbest thing I ever heard in my life. It's nothing but a matter of seeing, and thinking, and interest.

— Andreas Feininger

Don't look for "depth" but instead search for subject aspects which prove the presence of depth.

— Andreas Feininger

Before you shoot an irresistible subject, mute all your senses except sight to find out how much is left for the camera to record.

— Andreas Feininger

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