230 Photography Quotes from Famous Photographers

250 Photography Quotes from Famous Photographers



Photography quotes from famous photographers can teach us a lot. This blogpost which captures 230 photography quotes from famous photographers can not only teach you many things but also become a ready list that you can use to post photography quotes on Instagram or any Social Media.

I have been photographing for almost 12 years now and I often read these quotes and get inspired. Some basic quotes like  " A photograph is usually looked at - seldom looked into." by Ansel Adams can teach us a lot. As a photographer when I read these Photography quotes these always remind me to look beyond the obvious while taking a photograph.

These 250 Photography Quotes will surely inspire you. My suggestion is to go through every photography quotes and ponder upon the deeper meaning. Trust me these photography quotes will help you to learn a lot.



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230 Photography Quotes from Famous Photographers

So here are the photography quotes from famous photographers in no particular order. Read it, get inspired by it, and improve your photography.


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

This is one of my favorite quotes and has helped to be better my photography. If you ponder on this photography quote you will realize that the great photographer Ansel Adams wants us to click and take photographs beyond the obvious. Whenever I click now I always try to delve into the deeper meaning which I am trying to show through the photograph.

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

3.   Why print this picture. The reason is that words are never enough. – Life magazine 1943

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


5.    A photograph is usually looked at - seldom looked into. - Ansel Adams

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6.    A good photograph is knowing where to stand. - Ansel Adams

This is another quote which I follow. Everytime I plan to click a moment I think where I am standing whether the place where I am standing to photograph will give the best view of the moment.

7.    The painter constructs, the photographer discloses. - Susan Sontag

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

9.     Essentially what photography is, is life lit up. –Sam Abell

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

I remember on a shoot with Raghu Rai, he told me that he clicks from his heart and not mind. If your heart connects and flickers with emotion while you make a photograph it means you have captured a moment through your photograph which will touch emotions. Such is the power of photography quotes.


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11.   A camera didn’t make a great picture any more than a typewriter wrote a great novel.- 
        Peter Adams

12. If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.– Robert Capa

This photography quote is something I swear by. If someone has to make a great photograph then you need to be in the moment to capture the image. You can only create a great photograph if you are close to the subject.

13. Photography is putting one’s eye and one’s heart on the same axis. – Henri Cartier Bresson

14. My favorite thing is to go where I’ve never been. ― Diane Arbus

15. Sometimes I arrive just when God’s ready to have someone click the shutter. ― Ansel Adams

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16. Taking an image, freezing a moment, reveals how rich reality truly is.– Anon

17. The camera is a sketchbook, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity.– Henri Cartier Bresson

18. Seeing is not enough. You have to feel what you photograph. – Andre Kertesz

19. Skill in photography is acquired by practice and not by purchase.– Percy W. Harris

I often quote from this list of photography quotes when someone sees my photograph and asks which camera do I use. Buying a great camera doesn't make you a good photographer. You can make great images with just a 2 Mega Pixel phone camera.


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20. The best view comes after the hardest climb. – Anon

21. Photography is the only language that can be understood anywhere in the world. – Bruno Barbey

This is one of my favorite photography quotes. A pictures says thousand words and this photography quote truly depicts it.

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

23. How do we start taking pictures of people, and stop taking pictures of poses? 
        Justin and Mary Marantz

24. The whole point of taking pictures is so that you don’t have to explain things with words.
        Elliott Erwitt

25. When people look at my pictures I want them to feel the way they do when they want to read a             line of a poem twice.– Robert Frank


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

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

28. I think life is too short not to be doing something which you really believe in. – Steve McCurry

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

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

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31. Kodak sells film, but they don’t advertise film; they advertise memories. – Theodore Levitt

32. When I look at my old pictures, all I can see is what I used to be but am no longer. I think: What           I can see is what I am not. ― Aleksandar Hemon

33. Photography is a magical kind of art that allows people to preserve time and moments, and to              describe the world the way they see it. ― Sahara Sanders

This photography quote by Sahara Sanders I truly follow. What I am doing is now I am taking photographs , and printing it and keeping it stored so that generations can see the moments preserved.

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

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


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

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

38. There is one thing the photograph must contain – the humanity of the moment. – Robert Frank

39. 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

40. A tear contains an ocean. A photographer is aware of the tiny moments in a person’s life that              reveal greater truths. – Unknown

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41. A good snapshot keeps a moment from running away. – Eudora Welty

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

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

44. I used to think that I could never lose anyone if I photographed them enough. In fact, my                     pictures show me how much I’ve lost. ― Nan Goldin

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45. 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

46.  Photography is austere and blazing poetry of the real. – Ansel Adams

47.  This is what I like about photographs they’re proof that once, even if just for a heartbeat,                     everything was perfect.– Jodi Picoult

48. The beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph. – Matt Hardy

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


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50. Available light is any damn light that is available. ― Eugene Smith

51. Contrast is what makes photography interesting. – Conrad Hall

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

53. Twelve significant photographs in one year is a good crop. – Ansel Adams

54. I guess I’ve shot about 40,000 negatives and of these, I have about 800 pictures I like. 
       Harry Callahan

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55. For me, pointing and clicking my phone is absolutely fine. People say that isn’t the art of                    photography but I don’t agree. – Annie Lennox

56. Anything more than 500 yards from the car just isn’t photogenic.– Edward Weston

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

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

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59. Great photography is about the depth of feeling, not the depth of the field.
      Peter Adams

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

61. It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter.
       – Alfred Eisenstaedt

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

63. If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough. – Robert Capa

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

65. Your first 1,000 photographs are your worst. – Henri Cartier-Bresson

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

67. You don’t take a photograph, you make it. – Ansel Adams

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

69. Photography helps people to see. – Berenice Abbott

I completely believe in this Photography quotes. After I started taking photographs I have started actually seeing and observing things actively and not passively.

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

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

72. How do we start taking pictures of people, and stop taking pictures of poses?
      Justin and Mary Marantz

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73. With creating, we are literally bringing something into existence that didn’t exist before.
       Montana Dennis

74. I believe photographers should shoot what they want, not shoot what they get.
      Roberto Valenzuela

75. 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

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76. There’s something strange and powerful about black-and-white imagery. – Stefan Kanfer

77. Everything always looked better in black and white. Everything always looked as if it were the           first time; there’s always more people in a black and white photograph. It just makes it seem that         there were more people at a gig, more people at a football match, than with colour photography.            Everything looks more exciting.– Jack Lowden


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78. 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

79. I wish that all of nature’s magnificence, the emotion of the land, the living energy of place could          be photographed. – Annie Leibovitz

80.  Of course, there will always be those who look only at technique, who ask ‘how’, while others             of a more curious nature will ask ‘why’. Personally, I have always preferred inspiration to                     information.– Man Ray

81. Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art. – Ambrose Bierce


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82. Wherever there is light, one can photograph. – Alfred Stieglitz

83. Photography has no rules, it is not a sport. It is the result which counts, no matter how it is                  achieved. – Bill Brandt

84. The pictures are there, and you just take them.– Robert Capa

85. The camera sees more than the eye, so why not make use of it? – Edward Weston

86. 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 Leibovitz

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87. 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

88. A photograph is like a recipe memory of the finished dish. – Carrie Latet

89. In photography, there are no shadows that cannot be illuminated. – August Sander


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90. The two most engaging powers of a photograph are to make new things familiar and familiar              things new. – William Thackeray

91. The best images are the ones that retain their strength and impact over the years, regardless of              the number of times they are viewed. – Anne Geddes

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92. For me, documentary photography has always come with great responsibility. Not just to tell the         story honestly and with empathy, but also to make sure the right people hear it. When you                   photograph somebody who is in pain or discomfort, they trust you to make sure the images will            act as their advocate. – Giles Duley

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


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94. While there is perhaps a province in which the photograph can tell us nothing more than what              we see with our own eyes, there is another in which it proves to us how little our eyes permit us           to see. – Dorothea Lange

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

96. All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth.– Richard Avedon

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97. When people ask me what equipment I use – I tell them my eyes. – Anonymous

98. I’ve always believed that photography is a way to shape human perception. – James Balog

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

100. Photography to me is catching a moment which is passing, and which is true. – Jacques-Henri Lartigue

101. I think good dreaming is what leads to good photographs. – Wayne Miller

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102. To me, the magic of photography, per se, is that you can capture an instant of a second that                 couldn’t exist before and couldn’t exist after. It’s almost like a cowboy that draws his gun. You          draw a second before or after, you miss and you’re dead – not them. To me, photography’s                   always  like that. – Mario Testin

103. 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

104. Results are uncertain even among the more experienced photographers. – Matthew Brady

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

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106. If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn’t need to lug around a camera. – Lewis Hine

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

108. Today everything exists to end in a photograph. – Susan Sontag

109. Once photography enters your bloodstream, it is like a disease. – Anonymous

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

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111. Of course I realize that photography is not the technical facility as much as it is the eye, and this        decision that one makes for the moment at which you are going to snap, you know.– Ben Shahn

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

113. We don’t learn from our good images; we learn from the ones that can be improved on. 
      – Jen Rozenbaum

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114. If you see something that moves you, and then snap it, you keep a moment. – Linda McCartney

115. There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.– Ansel Adams

116. 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. – David Bailey

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

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118. There’s a time when people say your work is revolutionary, but you have to keep being                        revolutionary. I can’t keep shooting pop stars all my life. You have to keep changing, keep                   pushing yourself, looking for the new, the unusual. – Rankin

119. 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

120. The more you photograph, the more you realize what can and what can’t be photographed. You          just have to keep doing it. – Eliot Porter

121. 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

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122. 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

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

124. Contrast is what makes photography interesting. – Conrad Hall

125. It’s about reacting to what you see, hopefully without preconception. You can find pictures                 anywhere. It’s simply a matter of noticing things and organizing them. You just have to care                 about  what’s around you and have a concern with humanity and the human comedy. – 
       Elliott Erwitt

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

127. Photography is a way of putting distance between myself and the work which sometimes helps            me to see more clearly what it is that I have made. – Andy Goldsworthy

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128. We are making photographs to understand what our lives mean to us. – Ralph Hattersley

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

130. There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment. – Robert Frank

131. I began to realize that the camera sees the world differently than the human eye and that                     sometimes those differences can make a photograph more powerful than what you actually                 observed. – Galen Rowell

132. Photography is the recording of strangeness and beauty with beguiling precision. 
        – Sebastian Smee

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133. I think life is too short not to be doing something which you really believe in. – Steve McCurry

134. I think of photography like therapy. – Harry Gruyaert

135. 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

136. Photography has nothing to do with cameras. – Lucas Gentry

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137. Essentially what photography is life lit up. – Sam Abell

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

139. You cannot possibly hit the shutter without leaving a piece of you in the image. – Joe Buissink

140. Photography is my passion. Whenever I get time, I click. – Shaheer Sheikh

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

142. I love this life. I feel like I am always catching my breath and saying, ‘Oh! Will you look at                that?’ Photography has been my way of bearing witness to the joy I find in seeing the                          extraordinary  in ordinary life. You don’t look for pictures. Your pictures are looking for you.
        – Harold Feinstein

143. Skill in photography is acquired by practice and not by purchase.– Percy W. Harris

144. One doesn’t stop seeing. One doesn’t stop framing. It doesn’t turn off and on. It’s on all the time.
       – Annie Leibovitz

145. When you photograph a face… you photograph the soul behind it.– Jean-Luc Godard

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146. 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

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

148. 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

149. A good snapshot keeps a moment from running away.– Eudora Welty

150. Photography is an immediate reaction, drawing is a meditation.– Henri Cartier-Bresson

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151. 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

152. If a photographer cares about the people before the lens and is compassionate, much is given. It          is the photographer, not the camera, that is the instrument.– Eve Arnold

153. 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. – Connor Franta

154. Whatever situations you’re in, you have to find a way to rock it.– Mary Marantz

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

156. A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you, the less you know. – Diane Arbus

157. Perception isn’t reality, it’s the only reality. – Amy and Jordan Demos

158. You’ve got to push yourself harder. You’ve got to start looking for pictures nobody else could              take. You’ve got to take the tools you have and probe deeper. – William Albert Allard

159. Photography is like a moment, an instant. You need a half-second to get the photo. So it’s good           to capture people when they are themselves. – Patrick Demarchelier

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

161. Fear is the thing that prohibits a lot of photographers from reaching their full potential.
        – Collin Pierson

162. 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 my images I live with them.– Bruce Gilden

163. When I say I want to photograph someone, what it really means is that I’d like to know them.              Anyone I know I photographs. – Annie Leibovitz

164. No place is boring if you’ve had a good night’s sleep and a pocket full of unexposed film.
        – Robert Adams

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165. Clients love pictures where they’re laughing versus just smiling. That’s because there’s the                  emotion  behind it. Because you’re capturing energy, not just a still image. – Jen Rozenbaum

166. A photograph is memory in the raw. – Carrie Latet

167. 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

168. I threw myself into this artform because photography had given me a new sense of mission and         identity. – Bob Anderson

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169. The eye should learn to listen before it looks. – Robert Frank

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

171. Photography is about capturing souls not smiles. – Dragan Tapshanov

172. Spend more time working on posing, expressions, and creating energy between the couple and          you – they need to feel the energy that makes them react. Remember, reaction is part of the pose.
      – Roberto Valenzuela

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

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174. Photography is the story I fail to put into words. – Destin Sparks.

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

176. The art of photography is all about directing the attention of the viewer. – Steven Pinker

177. Photography is a small voice, at best, but sometimes one photograph, or a group of them, can              lure our sense of awareness. – W. Eugene Smith

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178. Only photograph what you love. – Tim Walker

179. What makes a photograph a strange invention is that its primary raw materials are light and                  time. – John Berger

178. Photography is a love affair with life. – Burk Uzzle

179. My photography is the result of being there at the right moment. – Rene Burri

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180. The picture that you took with your camera is the imagination you want to create with reality.”
        – Scott Lorenzo

This photography quotes is so true. I sometimes click photograph of places , objects , people which I dream about.

183. 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

184. 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

185. There is a vast difference between taking a picture and making a photograph. – Robert                          Heinecken

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186. Photography can never grow up if it imitates some other medium. It has to walk alone; it has to          be itself. – Berenice Abbott

187. Photography is truth. – Jean-Luc Godard

188. Photography is the beauty of life captured. – Tara Chisolm

189. Photographing a culture in the here and now often means photographing the intersection of the            present with the past. – David DuChemin

190. I am not interested in shooting new things – I am interested to see things new. – Ernst Haas

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 191. The whole point of taking pictures is so that you don’t have to explain things with words.
        – Elliott Erwitt

192. I feel more like a creative artist using photography because there’s – the digital work is so                  interesting now. It’s come to that. I have had many different stages of photography – there are             many different ways to take photos. But I feel now I’m in that stage of my life where I use the             camera, you know, in that way. – Annie Leibovitz

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

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

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

196. I think that emotional content is an image’s most important element, regardless of the                         photographic technique. Much of the work I see these days lacks the emotional impact to draw a         reaction from viewers, or remain in their hearts. – Anne Geddes

197. When people look at my pictures I want them to feel the way they do when they want to read a            line of a poem twice. – Robert Frank

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198. Character, like a photograph, develops in darkness. – Yousuf Karsh

199. The subject matter is so much more important than the photographer. – Gordon Parks

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

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

202. I walk, I look, I see, I stop, I photograph. – Leon Levinstein

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


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204. To consult the rules of composition before making a picture is a little like consulting the law of         gravitation before going for a walk. – Edward Weston

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

206. Photography for me is not looking, it’s feeling. 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

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207. Why do we use flash at all? Because photography is not the same as eyesight. We can see in               low-light situations where cameras, dependent upon a physical process to record visual                       information, are half blind. – David Hewson

208. Photography is the story I fail to put into words. - Destin Sparks

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

210. 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

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



212. It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera.They are made with the eye, heart and                head. - Henri Cartier-Bresson

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

This photography quotes by Karl Lagerfeld is absolutely true. A moment captured in a photograph lives for eternity.

214. The desire to discover, the desire to move, to capture the flavor, three concepts that describe the          art of photography. - Helmut Newton

215. Photography is my passion, the search for truth, my obsession.- Alfred Stieglitz



216. I have a vision of life, and I try to find equivalents for it in the form of photographs.
       Alfred Stieglitz

217. Anything that excites me for any reason, I will photograph; not searching for unusual subject              matter, but making the commonplace unusual. – Edward Weston

218. I have been a witness, and these pictures are my testimony. The events I have recorded should            not be forgotten and must not be repeated. -  James Nachtwey

219. Most of my images are grounded in people. I look for the unguarded moment, the essential soul          peeking out, experience etched on a person’s face. -  Steve McCurry



220. My pictures are my eyes. I photograph what I see—and what I want to see. -  Mario Testino

221. A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words. -  Ansel Adams

222. The truth is the best picture, the best propaganda. -  Robert Capa



223. Good photography is unpretentious. -  Walker Evans

224. If a picture is good, it tells many different stories.  -  Josef Koudelka



225. Be yourself. I much prefer seeing something, even it is clumsy, that doesn’t look like somebody          else’s work. -  William Klein

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

227. Above all, life for a photographer cannot be a matter of indifference. -  Robert Frank

This is one of my favorite photography quotes. I tru;y believe in this that you need to live in the moment and truly feel the moment which you want to capture

228. The ability to make a truly artistic photograph is not acquired off-hand, but is the result of an              artistic instinct coupled with years of labor. -  Alfred Stieglitz

229. A good photographer records; a great photographer reveals. -  Skyler Reid

230. If I have any ‘message’ worth giving to a beginner it is that there are no short cuts in photography. -  Edward Weston


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