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"She was like a camera that had been chronically out of focus until someone came by and twisted the lenses into alignment." - Deborah Harkness

"Among other things, I use a Samsung mobile phone, a very bad quality video camera, and an old Olympus with extremely bad Sigma lenses." - Alison Jackson

"I've heard that it's some kind of weird two-lens system where the back camera uses two lenses and it somehow takes it up into DSLR quality imagery." - John Gruber

"I come from a visual background. I used to work in the camera department at Warner Bros. when I was a teenager. I grew up dusting lenses and learning about photography." - Colin Hanks

"It's hard to do a camera inside of a car. Non-Stop would have been impossible. Usually modern lenses you can focus up to the lens pretty much, but anamorphic you can't. You need like three feet." - Jaume Collet-Serra

"For an actor working in television or film, I think it's important to understand how the medium works - how the camera and lenses work and how the sound and the editing works." - Simon Baker

"A camera teaches you how to see without a camera." - Dorothea Lange

"The camera does not lie." - Proverbs

"Off-camera lives are unverifiable." - Don Delillo

"The camera doesn't intimidate me." - Mitch Gaylord

"The camera can photograph thought." - Dirk Bogarde

"The camera photographs what's there." - Jack Nicholson

"Baby she look like a star, but only on camera, only on camera, only on camera." - Drake

"That youthful sparkle in his eyes is caused by his contact lenses, which he keeps highly polished." - Sheilah Graham

"Paparazzi need more flattering lenses." - Sandra Bullock

"The camera follows a young woman as she makes her way through the stands to an area set aside for repentance and conversion. But Jesus' stories imply that far more may be going on out there: beyond that stadium scene, in a place concealed from all camera lenses, a great party has erupted, a gigantic celebration in the unseen world." - Philip Yancey

"Leica are known for their still camera lenses and in the last year and a half have come out with a series of film lenses and they are brilliant. The best thing about them, apart from their quality, which is uniform, is that each one is the same size, pretty much the same weight... So in terms of fitting into the rig, everything is almost purpose built for that and the quality is beautiful, really beautiful." - Michael Seresin

"The camera cannot, but the photographer can." - Ansel Adams

"The camera is the eye of history." - Mathew Brady

"The camera is a kind of license." - Diane Arbus

"Please state your name for the camera." - Craig Ferguson

"I always carry my camera with me." - David Karp

"I totally love being on camera." - Heather Langenkamp

"The camera looks into your soul." - Joe Pantoliano

"Off-camera, I sound like Perry Como." - Gilbert Gottfried

"I'm much happier behind the camera." - Andrea Arnold

"I prefer working behind the camera." - Terrence Malick

"Actually, I think I'm funnier off-camera." - Teri Polo

"I have a wild game camera." - Jenn Suhr

"A camera is wild in just about anybody's hands, therefore one must set limits. But cameras have a life of their own. Cameras care nothing about cults or isms. They are indifferent mechanical eyes, ready to devour anything in sight. They are lenses of the unlimited reproduction." - Robert Smithson

"Usually you talk about directors in terms of the way they choose camera lenses or a kind of light to create a certain effect. But to me the most valuable commodity for a movie to create is a feeling of life, and that's what A Hard Day's Night has in spades." - Michael Patrick Jann

"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." - Keanu Reeves

"I think a lot of the time these days people are so concerned about having the right camera and the right film and the right lenses and all the special effects that go along with it, even the computer, that they're missing the key element." - Herb Ritts

"A visual understanding of great composition and how to use a camera and expensive lenses can be learned, but drive and a real hunger for making photos and telling stories... I don't think that part can be learned. You either have that inside, or you don't." - Aaron Huey

"The eyes of childhood are magnifying lenses." - Edward Teller

"The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera." - Dorthea Lange

"Some people say the camera loves me, the truth is, I love the camera." - Nan Kempner

"The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera." - Dorothea Lange

"A camera is a tool for learning how to see without a camera." - Dorothea Lange

"I believe in living with the camera, and not using the camera." - Dorothea Lange

"I don't know if the camera likes me, but I do like the camera." - Celine Dion

"Being behind a camera, in front of the camera, is my own little deconstructionist niche." - Joshua Leonard

"I'm used to having a camera in my face but not a camera following me." - Zlatan Ibrahimovic

"Real artists find answers. The knowledge of the artisan is within the confines of his skills. For example, I know a lot about lenses, about the editing room. I know what the different buttons on the camera are for. I know more or less how to use a microphone. I know all that, but that's not real knowledge. Real knowledge is knowing how to live, why we live, things like that." - Krzysztof Kieslowski

"Jim Pagliaroni joined the club tonight and is going to be a welcome addition. He was describing a girl that one of the ballplayers had been out with and said, "It's hard to say exactly what she looked like. She was kind of Joe Torre with tits." This joke can only be explained with a picture of Joe Torre. But I'm not sure any exist. He dissolves camera lenses." - Jim Bouton

"Jim Pagliaroni joined the club tonight and is going to be a welcome addition. He was describing a girl that one of the ballplayers had been out with and said, "It's hard to say exactly what she looked like. She was kind of Joe Torre with tits." This joke can only be explained with a picture of Joe Torre. But I'm not sure any exist. He dissolves camera lenses." - Jim Bouton

"I really love it, I love working with directors that are very collaborative and allow me input. I've done over 75 films, it's just like you're an apprentice. You learn so much about camerawork, lenses, and I'm always talking about DPs and directors and they always give me lists. I think pretty soon, I'll be ready to move away from being in front of the camera." - John Leguizamo

"The important thing is not the camera but the eye." - Alfred Eisenstaedt

"When I'm behind a camera I forget I exist" - Robert Mapplethorpe

"You don't make a photograph just with a camera" - Ansel Adams

"I don't need interesting camera angles, I am interesting." - Charlie Chaplin

"The camera adds ten pounds and ten thousand dollars." - Rainn Wilson

"Working in front of the camera keeps me alive." - Chow Yun-Fat

"The camera is the least important element in photography." - Julius Shulman

"I'm sure that the camera is part of European art." - David Hockney

"You see the world much better through a camera" - Louis Malle

"When I'm behind a camera I forget I exist" - Robert Mapplethorpe

"I do' have a philosophy. I have a camera." - Saul Leiter

"Don't pack up your camera until you've left the location." - Joe Mcnally

"Life without kids is like a camera without film." - Dirk Benedict

"Take your camera off automatic. You are the photographer." - Steve Coleman

"If Im healthy, that comes across on camera." - Erin Karpluk

"Nobody should touch a Polaroid [camera] until he's over sixty" - Walker Evans

"The camera relieves us of the burden of memory." - John Berger

"Either the camera will dance, or I will." - Fred Astaire

"The camera basically is a license to explore." - Jerry Uelsmann

"The instrument is not the camera but the photographer." - Eve Arnold

"I don't have a philosophy. I have a camera." - Saul Leiter

"With a camera, one has to love individual cases." - Robert Adams

"The camera was another weapon in the wars of domination." - Lucy R. Lippard

"I'm gay. It feels so weird saying it on camera!" - Lucas Cruikshank

"A good writer writes with a camera, not a pen." - Robert Newton Peck

"It gives you more freedom, the digital camera." - Rob Reiner

"The camera is really the play-by-play person." - Joe Buck

"We grew up with a camera in front of us." - Saoirse Ronan

"If I'm healthy, that comes across on camera." - Erin Karpluk

"Working in front of the camera keeps me alive." - Chow Yunfat

"I feel pretty comfortable in front of a camera." - Steve Aoki

"Audrey Hepburn's face was made for the camera." - Christine Baranski

"Hey, I fool the camera. I'm a liar, a magician." - Janice Dickinson

"There's always a certain amount of camera improvisation." - Allan Dwan

"I love being in front of the camera." - Paz De La Huerta

"I bought a camera with my first ever paycheck." - Alice Englert

"I think the camera was always my obsession, the camera movements. Because for me it's the most important thing in the move, the camera, because without the camera, film is just a stage or television - nothing." - Dario Argento

"I remember thinking, I want to work for the camera." - Brendan Fraser

"I don't have a great face for camera." - Tracy Letts

"I don't like working in front of a camera." - Laurie Metcalf

"Remember when vacation photos meant toting along a bulky camera?" - Peter Diamandis

"I don't really know how to work a camera." - Zoe Sugg

"They say the camera never lies. It lies every day." - Cesar Romero

"What woman wants a camera following around her naked butt?" - Charlotte Ross

"I like doing film, you know, single-camera." - Ray Romano

"Men still control the news, both on and off camera." - Jessica Savitch

"There's something inimical about the camera and song." - Stephen Sondheim

"The stigma that used to exist many years ago, that actors from film don't do television, seems to have disappeared. That camera doesn't know it's a TV camera... or even a streaming camera. It's just a camera." - Kevin Spacey

"I made the intentional choice to step behind the camera." - Kathy Ireland

"Rabid fans were literally jumping into the camera." - Penelope Spheeris

"No photographer is as good as the simplest camera." - Edward Steichen

"I don't like to move the camera that much anyway." - Stanley Tucci

"I do not like being in front of the camera." - Kelly Wearstler

"I don't like acting; not in front of the camera." - Spike Lee

"I like to know where the camera is." - Jeff Bridges

"If you think it, the camera will see it." - Wes Craven

"The camera is as subjective as we are." - Bertrand Russell

"I'm trying to use the camera to get into people's heads. I use camera techniques a lot to articulate character." - Tony Scott

"[The small camera] taught me energy and decisiveness and immediacy ... The large camera taught me reverence, patience, and meditation." - Joel Meyerowitz

"A camera is a camera, a shot is a shot, how you tell the story is the main thing." - Christopher Nolan

"I love goofing around, and I love breaking people's balls. I do it off camera, as well as on camera." - Vinnie Jones

"The less friendly your relationship is on camera, the more useful it is to be friends with them off camera." - Harry Lloyd

"My first time on camera - actually, I think my first time on camera was a soap opera: 'Love Of Life.'" - Dan Lauria

"I think I've spent more time in front of a camera than off camera. That's just the way it is." - Nicolas Cage

"Men are lenses through which we read our own minds." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"He made little, too little of sacraments and priests, because God was so intensely real to him. What should he do with lenses who stood thus full in the torrent of the sunshine." - Phillips Brooks

"Other men are lenses through which we read our own minds. Each man seeks those of different quality from his own, and such as are good of their kind; that is, he seeks other men, and the rest." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Over half the people in the United States wear corrective lenses, and almost all of them are capable of seeing much more clearly - if they would only experiment with changing their ideas about vision." - Jacob Liberman

"It is only in the microscope that our life looks so big. It is an indivisible point, drawn out and magnified by the powerful lenses of Time and Space." - Arthur Schopenhauer

"Persecuting bigots may be compared to those burning lenses which Lenhenboeck and others composed from ice; by their chilling apathy they freeze the suppliant; by their fiery zeal they burn the sufferer." - Charles Caleb Colton

"Camera's are cheap. It's the lenses that are expensive." - Jaume Collet-Serra

"Twenty-four pulleys, one hundred counterweights / two lenses, dark shadows..." - Peter Greenaway

"Other men are lenses through which we read our own minds. Each man seeks those of different quality from his own, and such as are good of their kind; that is, he seeks other men, and the otherest." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"If at times my eyes are lenses through which the brain explores constellations of feeling my ears yielding like swinging doors admit princes to the corridors into the mind, do not envy me. I have a beast on my back." - Gavin Douglas

"Give half a dozen men the same camera, lenses and plates, and send them to the same place to do the same thing, and all the results will be alike, or so nearly alike as to reveal the real mechanicalness of photography. Yet, curiously enough, this is just one of the most difficult things a photographer can be set to do, to exactly repeat himself, or another. He may use the identical apparatus, know the subject perfectly, and yet be totally unable to bring away an exact replica." - Frederick H. Evans

"I don't think I can break down any doors, but I'm thinking, "Maybe I can be a cameraman, because I love the cameras." And the cameraman would show me how to thread the film, how to repair it, the lenses. That's when you become, like, goony goo-goo about it. You breathe and eat camera, and all of a sudden, you don't want anything else in the world. You finally know, "This is my calling." When you're passionate about something, it doesn't become work. It's art and it's fun. It's arduous, it's sweaty." - Pam Grier

"It is said that the camera cannot lie, but rarely do we allow it to do anything else, since the camera sees what you point it at: the camera sees what you want it to see." - James A Baldwin

"Whenever there's a camera around, a video or film camera, it's a great deal harder for those in power to bury the story." - Peter Gabriel

"Forget the camera, forget the lens, forget all of that. With any four-dollar camera, you can capture the best picture." - Alberto Korda

"I think about it all the time. I love filmmaking. Whether I'd be in front of the camera or behind the camera, I just love that world." - Nicolas Cowan

"You should never use the camera to make your pictures. You use yourself, your experience to make the picture with the camera. Not the other way around." - Antonin Kratochvil

"For example, in my dorm, at the University of Kentucky, I had the only camera. I don't think anyone came to college with a camera, other than me." - Sam Abell

"the movie is not a thing which is taken by the camera; the movie is the reality of the movie moving from reality to the camera." - Jean-Luc Godard

"I tried to keep both arts alive, but the camera won. I found that while the camera does not express the soul, perhaps a photograph can!" - Ansel Adams

"Twenty-four hour news delivers people who stand and talk to camera rather than deliver reported packages with their own camera crew where it's happening." - Kate Adie

"I also know what looks good before the camera, how to move the camera, and how to get a story on the screen." - Taylor Hackford

"It is not a camera, or a reporter that makes something real and genuine; more often a camera or a reporter does the opposite." - Curtis Sittenfeld

"A lot of people don't like to eat on camera, but I eat on camera all the time. I'm standing in for the viewer." - Rick Bayless

"Comic timing... is how to have a relationship with the camera and deal with the camera without looking like you are." - Colleen Haskell

"I have a theory that the only way you can be any good is if the camera likes you. If the camera doesn't like you, you are gone." - Howard Hawks

"I like having the digital camera on my smart phone, but I also like having a dedicated camera for when I want to take real pictures." - Jeff Bezos

"The camera was kind to me. But I was never a screen personality like Gable or Flynn. The camera did something with their faces that was special." - Don Ameche

"I think from an early age I was aware of how a camera can tell a story, how a movie camera can affect how the narrative is told." - Brian Selznick

"Your camera is the best critic there is. Critics never see as much as the camera does. It is more perceptive than the human eye." - Douglas Sirk

"It wasn't like I picked a camera up in 1989 and stopped making music. I picked a camera up and found another form of expression." - Nikki Sixx

"Screen work always boils down to that moment between the camera and the actor or the actors. It always boils down to that, ultimately. You serve the camera." - Alfred Molina

"For me, the brand of the camera is not the most important thing. I think you can take good pictures with the camera on your phone." - Anja Niedringhaus

"I don't click pictures. People carry a camera with them while travelling, take pictures, keep them as memories, but I don't. I don't even have a camera." - Katrina Kaif

"Our beliefs act as lenses. These lenses can help us see things we can't otherwise see, but they can also block us from seeing parts of reality." - Steve Pavlina

"I can't live and hold the camera, someone gotta take this" - Drake

"I compose the frame literally with the camera. Unless it makes a story point." - Steven Spielberg

"I constantly doubt myself. I only feel confident in front of the camera." - Anushka Sharma

"Im a techno moron. I need help just to plug in my video camera." - Libba Bray



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