Photography Quotes.

Take out your camera and get ready to shoot. These photography quotes will teach you to appreciate photographs as you’ve never seen them before.

While pictures were formerly just used to capture portraits or landscapes, they are now capable of capturing anything you wish to remember.

Photography is an engaging art form with something for everyone to enjoy and appreciate, from casual snapshots for family albums or social media to serious art displays.

Photographs serve as powerful mementos of important occasions or days, transporting us back to the emotions and sounds of the times they capture.

So, if you enjoy being artistic, here are some classic photography quotes.

110+ Top Photography Quotes to Appreciate Photographs

Essentially what photography is life lit up.___Sam Abell

Essentially what photography is life lit up.___Sam Abell

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


A good photographer records; a great photographer reveals.___David Glen Larson

A good photographer records; a great photographer reveals.___David Glen Larson

Photography is truth.__Jean-Luc Godard


Photography is a love affair with life. – Burk Uzzle

Photography is a love affair with life. – Burk Uzzle

The art of photography is all about directing the attention of the viewer.__Steven Pinker


What i like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.― Karl Lagerfeld


To me, photography must suggest, not insist or explain.__Brassai

To me, photography must suggest, not insist or explain.__Brassai

Photography is the story I fail to put into words.___Destin Sparks


You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.― Ansel Adams


You don’t take a photograph, you make it.__Ansel Adams

You don’t take a photograph, you make it.__Ansel Adams

Photography is the beauty of life captured. – Tara Chisolm


Photography is the art of making memories tangible.__Destin Sparks

Photography is the art of making memories tangible.__Destin Sparks

A picture is a secret about a secret, the more it tells you the less you know.― Diane Arbus


Quotes about Photography

Photography is the simplest thing in the world, but it is incredibly complicated to make it really work.__Martin Parr


We are making photographs to understand what our lives mean to us.___Ralph Hattersley

We are making photographs to understand what our lives mean to us.___Ralph Hattersley

When I photograph, what I’m really doing is seeking answers to things.___Wynn Bullock

When I photograph, what I’m really doing is seeking answers to things.___Wynn Bullock

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


Only photograph what you love. – Tim Walker

Only photograph what you love. – Tim Walker

Seeing is not enough; you have to feel what you photograph.___Andre Kertesz


If you want to be a better photographer, stand in front of more interesting stuff.__Jim Richardson


What makes photography a strange invention is that its primary raw materials are light and time.__John Berger

What makes photography a strange invention is that its primary raw materials are light and time.__John Berger

Photography is my passion, the search for truth, my obsession.___Alfred Stieglitz


Photography is the recording of strangeness and beauty with beguiling precision.___Sebastian Smee


The earth is art, the photographer is only a witness.__Yann Arthus-Bertrand

The earth is art, the photographer is only a witness.__Yann Arthus-Bertrand

Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.― Marc Riboud


A good photograph is one that communicates a fact, touches the heart and leaves the viewer a changed person for having seen it. It is, in a word, effective.___Irving Penn


The painter constructs, the photographer discloses.__Susan Sontag

The painter constructs, the photographer discloses.__Susan Sontag

It is a cruel, ironical art, photography. The dragging of captured moments into the future; moments that should have been allowed to be evaporate into the past; should exist only in memories, glimpsed through the fog of events that came after.___Kate Morton


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

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

In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.___Alfred Stieglitz


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.___Aaron Siskind


A good snapshot keeps a moment from running away.― E. Welty

A good snapshot keeps a moment from running away.― E. Welty

Today everything exists to end in a photograph.― Susan Sontag


Most things in life are moments of pleasure and a lifetime of embarrassment; photography is a moment of embarrassment and a lifetime of pleasure.__Tony Benn


To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.__Elliott Erwitt


Photography is a kind of virtual reality, and it helps if you can create the illusion of being in an interesting world.__Steven Pinker

Photography is a kind of virtual reality, and it helps if you can create the illusion of being in an interesting world.__Steven Pinker

You photograph with all your ideology. – Sebastião Salgado


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.__Eve Arnold


I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn’t photograph them.__Diane Arbus

I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn’t photograph them.__Diane Arbus

Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.__Dorothea Lange

Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.__Dorothea Lange

One advantage of photography is that it’s visual and can transcend language.___Lisa Kristine


The Earth is Art, The Photographer is only a Witness .― Yann Arthus-Bertrand


I didn’t choose photography, photography chose me. – Gerardo Sutter

I didn’t choose photography, photography chose me. – Gerardo Sutter

Photography is an immediate reaction, drawing is a meditation.___Henri Cartier-Bresson


Photography is all about secrets. The secrets we all have and will never tell.― Kim Edwards


Photography is an itch that won’t go away. No matter how much you scratch it.__Dara McGrath

Photography is an itch that won’t go away. No matter how much you scratch it.__Dara McGrath

Part of the role of photography is to exaggerate, and that is an aspect that I have to puncture. I do that by showing the world as I really find it.__Martin Parr


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


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.___Lois Greenfield


Photography is a means by which we learn to see the ordinary.___David Bailey

Photography is a means by which we learn to see the ordinary.___David Bailey

The formula for doing a good job in photography is to think like a poet.___Imogen Cunningham


Photography is an austere and blazing poetry of the real.___Ansel Adams


Photography deals exquisitely with appearances, but nothing is what it appears to be.___Duane Michals


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.___Paul Strand


In the world of photography, you get to share a captured moment with other people.___James Wilson


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


In photography, there are no shadows that cannot be illuminated.__August Sander


Photography Quotes on Contrast

Black and white are the colors of photography. To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected.___Robert Frank


There’s something strange and powerful about black-and-white imagery.__Stefan Kanfer


When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in black and white, you photograph their souls!___Ted Grant


Contrast is what makes photography interesting. – Conrad Hall


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.___George Eastman


Quit trying to find beautiful objects to photograph. Find the ordinary objects so you can transform it by photographing it.___Morley Baer


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.___Ernst Haas


Quotes about Photos

A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.___Ansel Adams


There is one thing the photo must contain – the humanity of the moment.___Robert Frank


Photographs force us to see people before their future weighed them down.___Kate Morton


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


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


There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment.___Robert Frank


Photographs open doors into the past, but they also allow a look into the future.___Sally Mann


When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.___Ansel Adams


A photograph shouldn’t be just a picture, it should be a philosophy.___Amit Kalantri


Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph.___Matt Hardy


Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art.___Ambrose Pierce


All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth.__Richard Avedon


I think good dreaming is what leads to good photographs.__Wayne Miller


Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow.___Imogen Cunningham


Don’t shoot what it looks like. Shoot what it feels like. – David Alan Harvey


We are making photographs to understand what our lives mean to us.___Ralph Hattersley


A good photograph is one that communicates a fact, touches the heart and leaves the viewer a changed person for having seen it. It is, in a word, effective.__Irving Penn


Twelve significant photographs in one year is a good crop.___Ansel Adams


Picture Quotes

A picture is a poem without words. – Horace


The picture that you took with your camera is the imagination you want to create with reality.___Scott Lorenzo


A picture is a secret about a secret, the more it tells you the less you know.___Diane Arbus


Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.___Marc Riboud


There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.___Ansel Adams


A good snapshot keeps a moment that s gone from running away.___Eudora Welty


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.___Don McCullin


There are no bad pictures; that’s just how your face looks sometimes.___Abraham Lincoln


You can look at a picture for a week and never think of it again. You can also look at the picture for a second and think of it all your life.__Joan Miro


A very subtle difference can make the picture or not.___Annie Leibowitz


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


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


The more pictures you see, the better you are as a photographer.___Robert Mapplethorpe


I don’t trust words. I trust pictures. – Gilles Peress


I never have taken a picture I’ve intended. They’re always better or worse.___Diane Arbus


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


Taking pictures is like tiptoeing into the kitchen late at night and stealing Oreo cookies.___Diane Arbus


Camera Quotes

A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.__Edward Steichen


The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.__Dorothea Lange


A camera alone does not make a picture. To make a picture you need a camera, a photographer and above all a subject. It is the subject that determines the interest of the photograph.___Man Ray


The camera makes you forget you’re there. It’s not like you are hiding but you forget, you are just looking so much.___Annie Leibowitz


It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart, and head.___Henri Cartier-Bresson


The camera is much more than a recording apparatus, it is a medium via which messages reach us from another world.___Orson Welles


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


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


There is a vast difference between taking a picture and making a photograph.___Robert Heinecken


Look and think before opening the shutter. The heart and mind are the true lens of the camera.___Yousuf Karsh


My life is shaped by the urgent need to wander and observe, and my camera is my passport.___Steve McCurry


A camera is a SAVE button for the mind’s eye. – Roger Kingston


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!___Mark Denman


You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.___Ansel Adams


A lot of photographers think that if they buy a better camera they’ll be able to take better photographs. A better camera won’t do a thing for you if you don’t have anything in your head or in your heart.___Arnold Newman


The camera sees more than the eye, so why not make use of it?___Edward Weston


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


It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter.___Alfred Eisenstaedt


Kodak sells film, but they don’t advertise film; they advertise memories.___Theodore Levitt


Photography is not about cameras, gadgets and gizmos. Photography is about photographers. A camera didn’t make a great picture any more than a typewriter wrote a great novel.___Peter Adams


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