Photography Quotes: Best 199+ Incredible Photography Quotes

PHOTOGRAPHY QUOTES

 199+ Best Incredible   Photography Quotes   by Popular   Photographers 



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Best Photography Quotes

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Photography Sayings and Quotes


Below you will discover our assemblage of persuasive, utterance, and amusing old photography quotes, photography sayings, and photography proverbs calmed over the years from a diversity of sources.

The Best Photography Quotes:

 

1. Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.”
By Henri Cartier-Bresson

2. “Photography is an austere and blazing poetry of the real.”
By Ansel Adams

3. “Photography is the story I fail to put into words.”
By Destin Sparks

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

5. “When I photograph I make love.”
By Alfred Stieglitz

6. The negative is the equivalent of the composer’s score and the print the performance.”
By Ansel Adams

7. “There is one thing the photo must contain – the humanity of the moment.”
By Robert Frank

8. “Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.”
By Aaron Siskind

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

10. “Photography is the art of making memories tangible.”
By Destin Sparks

11. “When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in Black and white, you photograph their souls!”
By Ted Grant

12. “A good snapshot keeps a moment that s gone from running away.”
By Eudora Welty

13. “Photography deals exquisitely with appearances, but nothing is what it appears to be.”
By Duane Michals

14. “ If you can’t feel what you’re looking at, then you’re never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures.”
By Don McCullin

15. “It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart, and head.”
By Henri Cartier-Bresson

16. “A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.”
By Edward Steichen

17. “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.”
By Paul Caponigro

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

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

20. I go and get the camera and do it. Photography is a medium in which if you don’t do it then, very often you don’t do it at all, because it doesn’t happen twice.”
By Paul Strand

21. “The photo that you took with your camera is the imagination you want to create with reality.”
By Scott Lorenzo

22. “In the world of photography, you get to share a captured moment with other people.”
By James Wilson

23. “Your photography is a record of your living, for anyone who really sees.”
By Paul Strand

24. “If the photographer is interested in the people in front of his lens, and if he is compassionate, it’s already a lot. The instrument is not the camera but the photographer.”
By Eve Arnold

25. “Photographers stop photographing subjects too soon before they have exhausted the possibilities.” 
By Dorothea Lange

26. “The painter constructs, the photographer discloses.”
By Susan Sontag

27. “It is my intention to present – through the medium of photography – intuitive observations of the natural world which may have meaning to the spectators.”
By Ansel Adams

28. “The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.”
By Dorothea Lange

29. “Actually, I’m not all that interested in the subject of photography. Once the photo is in the box, I’m not all that interested in what happens next. Hunters, after all, aren’t cooks.”
By Henri Cartier-Bresson

30.“In my mind, I visualize how a particular… sight will appear on a print. If it excites me, there is a good chance it will make a good photograph. It is an intuitive sense, an ability that comes from a lot of practice.”
By Ansel Adams

31. “Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.”
By Marc Riboud

32. “Once you learn to care, you can record images with your mind or on film. There is no difference between the two.”
By Anon

33. “Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art.”
By Ambrose Bierce

34. “My own eyes are no more than scouts on a preliminary search, or the camera’s eye may entirely change my idea.”
By Edward Weston

35. “Photography is truth. The cinema is truth twenty-four times per second.”
By Jean-Luc Godard

36. “The camera makes you forget you’re there. It’s not like you are hiding but you forget, you are just looking so much.”
By Annie Leibovitz

37. “If you see something that moves you, and then snap it, you keep a moment.”
By Linda McCartney

38. “To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event.”
By Henri Cartier-Bresson

39. “There are always two people in every photo: the photographer and the viewer.”
By Ansel Adams

40. “A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.”
By Diane Arbus

41. “Always shoot from the shadow side.”
By Ted Grant

42. “Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography.”
By George Eastman

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

44. “The artist’s world is limitless. It can be found anywhere far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep.”
By Paul Strand

45. “God creates the beauty. My camera and I are a witness.”
 
By Mark Denman

46. “Photography is an immediate reaction, drawing is a meditation.”
By Henri Cartier-Bresson

47. “Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph.”
By Matt Hardy

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

49. “Photography has been my way of bearing witness to the joy I find in seeing the extraordinary in ordinary.”
By Harold Feinstein

50. “You don’t take a photograph, you make it.”
By Ansel Adams

51. “The camera is much more than a recording apparatus, it is a medium via which messages reach us from another world.”
By Orson Welles

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

53. “To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place…”
By Eliott Erwitt

54. “Today everything exists to end in a photograph.”
By Susan Sontag

55. “The art of photography is all about directing the attention of the viewer.”
By Steven Pinker

56. “It’s amazing how photography can capture just a split second of something exquisite.”
By Kiera Cass

57. “The camera sees more than the eye, so why not make use of it?”
By Edward Weston

58. “I love the people I photograph. I mean, they’re my friends. I’ve never met most of them or I don’t know them at all, yet through the image, I live with them.”
By Bruce Gilden

59. “Photography is the simplest thing in the world, but it is incredibly complicated to make it really work.”
By Martin Parr

60. “In photography, there are no shadows that cannot be illuminated.”
By August Sander

61. “One advantage of photography is that it’s visual and can transcend language.”
By Lisa Kristine

62. “My camera is my passport.”
– Steve McCurry

63. ” Photography, to me, is catching a moment which is passing, and which is true.”
By Jacques-Henri Lartigue

64. “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.”
By Susan Meiselas

65. “Most things in life are moments of pleasure and a lifetime of embarrassment; photography is a moment of embarrassment and a lifetime of pleasure.”
By Tony Benn

66. “It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter.”
By Alfred Eisenstaedt

67. “I like to photograph others before they know what their best angles are.”
By Ellen Von Unwerth

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

69. “Photography is an itch that won’t go away. No matter how much you scratch it.”
By Dara McGrath

70. “Photography is the recording of strangeness and beauty with beguiling precision.”
By Sebastian Smee

71. “Life is like a camera. Just focus on what’s important and capture the good times, develop from the negatives, and if things don’t work out, just take another shot.”
By Anon

72. “Only photograph what you love.”
By Tim Walker

73. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are.”
By Ernst Hass

74. “When I photograph, what I’m really doing is seeking answers to things.”
By Wynn Bullock

75. “Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.”
By Dorothea Lange

76. “When the world asks, “what was it like?” Only the photographers can say, “See!”
By Mark Denman

77. “Once photography enters your bloodstream, it is like a disease.”
By Anon

78. “When a photo of a person looks deep into your spirit and tells you a thousand stories….. Stories from your past even before you existed, then the photo is way above any description.”
By Sameh Elsayed

79. “I didn’t choose photography, photography chose me.”
By Gerardo Suter

80. “With photography, a new language has been created. Now, for the first time, it is possible to express reality by reality. We can look at an impression as long as we wish, we can delve into it and, so to speak, renew past experiences at will.”
By Ernst Haas

81. “Photography is a means by which we learn to see the ordinary.”
By David Bailey

82. “Photography has no rules, it is not a sport. It is the result which counts, no matter how it is achieved.”
By Bill Brandt

83. “Kodak sells film, but they don’t advertise film; they advertise memories.”
By Theodore Levitt

84. “A photograph is like a recipe – the memory is the finished dish.”
By Carrie Latet

85. “Contrast is what makes photography interesting.”
By Conrad Hall

86. “Every artist has a central story to tell, and the difficulty, the impossible task, is trying to present that story in pictures”
By Gregory Crewdson

87. “I have always been fascinated by the poetic condition of twilight. By its transformative quality. Its power of turning the ordinary into something magical and otherworldly. “
By Gregory Crewdson

88. “Skill in photography is acquired by practice, and not by purchase.”
By Percy W. Harris

89. “You photograph with all your ideology.”
By Sebastiao Salgado

90. “Your inspiration is better if it comes from many different sources and your sensibilities will transform all those influences and inspiration into your own visual world. It’s like reading the book instead of watching the movie.”
By Peter Lindbergh

91. “The formula for doing a good job in photography is to think like a poet.”
By Imogen Cunningham

92. “We see in color all the time. Black and white is therefore immediately an interpretation of the world, rather than a copy.”
By Michael Kenna

93. “The golden rule in the arts, as far as I am concerned, is that all rules are meant to be broken.”
By Michael Kenna

94. “If I have any ‘message’ worth giving to a beginner it is that there are no shortcuts in photography.” 
By Edward Weston

95. “After following the crowd for a while, I’d then go 180 degrees in the exact opposite direction. It always worked for me.”
By Elliott Erwitt

96. “To me, photography must suggest, not insist or explain.” 
By Brassai

97. "For me, the camera is a sketchbook, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity."
By Henri Cartier-Bresson

98. "The eye should learn to listen before it looks."
By Robert Frank

99. "It's not enough to just own a camera. Everyone owns a camera. To be a photographer, you must understand, appreciate, and harness the power you hold!"
By Mark Denman

101. "A photograph is usually looked at - seldom looked into."
By Ansel Adams

102. "A good photograph is knowing where to stand."
By Ansel Adams

103. "The painter constructs, the photographer discloses."
By Susan Sontag

104. "That frame of mind that you need to make fine pictures of a very wonderful subject; you cannot do it by not being lost yourself."
By Dorothea Lange

105. "We are making photographs to understand what our lives mean to us."
By Ralph Hattersley

106. "The context in which a photograph is seen affects the meaning the viewer draws from it."
By Stephen Shore

107. "Photographs are just light and time."
By Aza Holmes

108. "The way that light hits objects, I think, is one of the more important things that sculpture and photography share."
By Rashid Johnson

109. “Only photography has been able to divide human life into a series of moments, each of them has the value of a complete existence.”
By Eadweard Muybridge

110. “Photographers don't take pictures. They create images.”
By Mark Denman

111. “What do we feel when we look at a good photograph? We just want to be there, right at the exact moment that photo taken!”
By Mehmet Murat Ildan

112. “It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter.”
By Alfred Eisenstaedt

113. “Photography is an immediate reaction, drawing is a meditation.”
By Henri Cartier-Bresson

114. "Photography, to me, is catching a moment which is passing, and which is true."
By Jacques-Henri Lartigue

115. "The biggest cliche in photography is sunrise and sunset."
By Catherine Opie

116. "Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever... it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything."
By Aaron Siskind

117. "Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still."
By Dorothea Lange

118. "When a moment in front of me appears to be particularly special, whether it be by beauty or experience, I capture it. I usually find a reason to justify taking that photo - symmetry, or color or contrast - and it's my hope that my photography sheds light onto what I see and do on a daily basis."
By Connor Franta

119. "The art of photography is all about directing the attention of the viewer."
By Steven Pinker
120. "My interest in photography is not to capture an image I see or even have in my mind, but to explore the potential of moments I can only begin to imagine."
By Lois Greenfield

121. "In photography, there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality."
By Alfred Stieglitz

122. "Every viewer is going to get a different thing. That's the thing about painting, photography, cinema."
By Salman Rushdie

123. "It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer. You need less imagination to be a painter because you can invent things. But in photography, everything is so ordinary; it takes a lot of looking before you learn to see the extraordinary."
By David Bailey

124. "Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art."
By Ansel Adams

125. "One advantage of photography is that it's visual and can transcend language."
By Lisa Kristine

126. "I think that's the strength of photography - to decide the decisive moment, to click at the moment to come up with a picture that never comes back again."
By Rene Burri

127. "Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography."
By George Eastman

128. "Photography is the simplest thing in the world, but it is incredibly complicated to make it really work."
By Martin Parr

129. "Photography records the gamut of feelings written on the human face, the beauty of the earth and skies that man has inherited, and the wealth and confusion man has created. It is a major force in explaining man to man."
By Edward Steichen

130. "Photography, as we all know, is not real at all. It is an illusion of reality with which we create our own private world."
By Arnold Newman

131. "Photography is about finding out what can happen in the frame. When you put four edges around some facts, you change those facts."
By Garry Winogrand

132. "The way that light hits objects in life, three-dimensional objects before you photograph them is really the story of photography."
By Rashid Johnson

133. "Technology has eliminated the basement darkroom and the whole notion of photography as an intense labor of love for obsessives and replaced them with a sense of immediacy and instant gratification."
By Joe McNally

134. "The whole nature of photography has changed with the advent of a camera in everybody's hand."
By Sally Mann

135. "The advent of the digital age and the immediacy and convenience of digital video and photography allows people to become an integral part of the feedback loop, which actively shapes the content we are fed."
By Damian Loeb

136. "In terms of digital photography, I continue to print and use film for the most part. I still shoot with film, 21/4 film specifically, and I love it. I love it because I know what it does, how it really responds to light."
By Carrie Mae Weems

137. "What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that's gone forever, impossible to reproduce."
By Karl Lagerfeld

138. "When words become unclear, I shall focus on photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence."
By Ansel Adams

139. "When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in Black and white, you photograph their souls!"
By Ted Grant

140. "A good snapshot keeps a moment from running away."
By Eudora Welty

141. "Today, everything exists to end in a photograph."
By Susan Sontag

142. "A photograph is a moral decision taken in one-eighth of a second.”
, The Ground Beneath Her Feet
By Salman Rushdie

143. "The camera has always been a guide, and it's allowed me to see things and focus on things that may be an average person wouldn't even notice."
By Don Chadwick

144. "To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event."
By Henri Cartier-Bresson

145. "What can be proved by a photograph can never be by a word."
By T.A

146. "Photography is an itch that won't go away. No matter how much you scratch it."
By Dara McGrath

147. "Stare. It is the way to educate your eye, and more. Stare, pry, listen, eavesdrop. Die knowing something. You are not here long."
By Walker Evans

148. "Sharpness is a bourgeois concept."
By Henri Cartier-Bresson

149. "The clich comes not in what you shoot but in how you shoot it."
, Within the Frame: The Journey of Photographic Vision
By David duChemin

150. "Regarding the creative: never assume you're the master, only the student. Your audience will determine if you're masterful."
By Don Roff

151. "My love of photography is melded with the ability to capture what I want to remember at the moment I want to never forget."
By Devin Dygert

152. "It's amazing how photography can capture just a split second of something exquisite."
By Kiera Cass, The Prince

153. "The camera makes you forget you're there. It's not like you are hiding, but you forget, you are just looking so much."
By Annie Leibovitz

154. "No matter how sophisticated the camera, the photographer is still the one that makes it."
By Doug Bartlow

155. “Photography is a love affair with life.”
By Burk Uzzle

 

156. “There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.”
By Ansel Adams

 

157. “Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.”
By Henri Cartier-Bresson

 

158. “You don’t take a photograph, you make it.”
By Ansel Adams

 

159. “Only photograph what you love.”
By Tim Walker

 

160. “There are no bad pictures; that’s just how your face looks sometimes.”
By Abraham Lincoln

 

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

 

162. “If your pictures are not good enough you are not close enough.”
By Robert Capa

 

163. “A good photograph is knowing where to stand.”
By Ansel Adams

 

164. “The eye should learn to listen before it looks.”
By Robert Frank

 

165. “I don’t trust words. I trust pictures.”
By Gilles Peress

 

166. “Don’t shoot what it looks like. Shoot what it feels like.”
By David Alan Harvey

 

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

 

168. “Photography is the story I fail to put into words.”
By Destin sparks

 

169. “I walk, I look, I see, I stop, I photograph.”
By Leon Levinstein

 

170. “Photography is the beauty of life captured.”
By Tara Chisolm

 

171. “I didn’t choose photography, photography chose me.”
By Gerardo Suter

 

172. “It’s not the camera but who’s behind the camera.”
By Anonymous

 

173. “A camera is a SAVE button for the mind’s eye.”
By Roger Kingston

 

174. “I think of photography like therapy.”
By Harry Gruyaert

 

175. “Taking pictures is savoring life intensely every hundredth of a second.”
By Marc Riboud

 

176. “A good snapshot keeps a moment from running away.”
By Eudora Welty

 

177. “Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.”
By Dorothea Lange

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

179. “Great photography is about depth of feeling, not depth of field.”
By Peter Adams

180. “I don’t trust words. I trust pictures.”
By Gilles Peress

181. “It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter.”
By Alfred Eisenstaedt

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

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

184. “Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.”
By Marc Riboud

185. “Your first 1,000 photographs are your worst.”
By Henri Cartier-Bresson

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

187. “You don’t take a photograph, you make it.”
By Ansel Adams

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

189. “Photography helps people to see.”
By Berenice Abbott

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

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

 

192. A good photograph is knowing where to stand.
By Ansel Adams

 

193. The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it.
By Ansel Adams

 

194. There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.
By Ansel Adams

 

195. The negative is the equivalent of the composer's score and the print the performance.
By Ansel Adams

 

196. You don't take a photograph, you make it.
By Ansel Adams

 

197. 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.
By Ansel Adams

 

198. Photography is an austere and blazing poetry of the real.
By Ansel Adams

 

199. There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.
By Ansel Adams

 

200. Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art.
By Ansel Adams

 

201. Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer - and often the supreme disappointment.
By Ansel Adams

 

202. It is my intention to present - through the medium of photography - intuitive observations of the natural world which may have meaning to the spectators.
By Ansel Adams

 

203. Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution.
By Ansel Adams

 

204. If your pictures aren't good enough, you're not close enough.
By Robert Capa

 

205. Did I express my personality? I think that's quite unimportant because it's not people's selves but what they have to say about life that's important.
By Paul Strand

 

206. The important thing is, you have to have something important to say about the world.
By Paul Strand

 

207. Every artist I suppose has a sense of what they think has been the importance of their work. But to ask them to define it is not really a fair question. My real answer would be, the answer is on the wall.
By Paul Strand

 

208. Your photography is a record of your living, for anyone who really sees.
By Paul Strand

 

209. It is one thing to photograph people. It is another to make others care about them by revealing the core of their humanness.
By Paul Strand

 

210. Actually, I'm not all that interested in the subject of photography. Once the picture is in the box, I'm not all that interested in what happens next. Hunters, after all, aren't cooks.
By Henri Cartier-Bresson

 

211. In photography, the smallest thing can be a great subject. The little, human detail can become a Leitmotiv.
By Henri Cartier-Bresson

 

212. Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.
By Henri Cartier-Bresson

 

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