54 photography Quotes


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


  • There are no bad pictures, that’s just how your face looks sometimes. – Abraham Lincoln


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


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


  • A photograph is a moral decision taken in one eighth of a second. – Salman Rushdie


  • A photograph can be an instant of life captured for eternity that will never cease looking back at you. – Brigitte Bardot


  • 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


  • Patience is the essence of clicking great photographs – Abhijeet Sawant


  • The biggest cliche in photography is sunrise and sunset. – Catherine Opie


  • The painter constructs, the photographer discloses. – Susan Sontag


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  • 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


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


  • Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs. – Ansel Adams


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


  • A photograph shouldn’t be just a picture, it should be a philosophy. – Amit Kalantri


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


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


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


  • Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer and often the supreme disappointment. – Ansel Adams


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


  • The Earth is art, the photographer is only a witness – Yann Arthus


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


  • To the complaint, ‘There are no people in these photographs,’ I respond, There are always two people: the photographer and the viewer. – Ansel Adams


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  • Photography is an art of observation. It has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them. – Elliott Erwitt


  • A photographer is like a cod, which produces a million eggs in order that one may reach maturity. – George Bernard Shaw


  • What the human eye observes causally and incuriously, the eye of the camera notes with relentless fidelity. – Berenice Abbott


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


  • Photography is the only language that can be understood anywhere in the world


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


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


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


  • Contrast is what makes photography interesting. – Conrad Hall


  • 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


  • Photographs are just light and time – Aza Holmes


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


  • 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


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


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


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


  • You don’t take a photograph, you make it.- Ansel Adams


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

photography quotes

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


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


  • When you photograph a face you photograph the soul behind it. -Jean-Luc Godard


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


  • Great photography is about depth of feeling, not depth of field.- Peter Adams


  • One of the risks of appearing in public is the likelihood of being photographed. – Diane Arbus


  • Photography is an immediate reaction, drawing is a meditation. – Henri Cartier


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


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


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


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


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


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

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