Inspirational photography Quotes for Photographers

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

“One should really use the camera as though tomorrow you’d be stricken blind.” – Dorothea Lange

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

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

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

 “I tend to think of the act of photographing, generally speaking, as an adventure. My favorite thing is to go where I’ve never been.” – Diane Arbus

 “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

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

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

 “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 can only represent the present. Once photographed, the subject becomes part of the past.” – Berenice Abott

“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

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

“When you photograph people in color you photograph their clothes. When you photograph people in black and white, you photograph their soul!” – Ted Grant

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

 “Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop.” – Ansel Adams

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

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

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Inspirational photography Quotes for Photographers

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

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

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

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


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

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

“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

“One should really use the camera as though tomorrow you’d be stricken blind.” – Dorothea Lange

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

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

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

“I tend to think of the act of photographing, generally speaking, as an adventure. My favorite thing is to go where I’ve never been.” – Diane Arbus

“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

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

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

“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 can only represent the present. Once photographed, the subject becomes part of the past.” – Berenice Abott

“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

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

“When you photograph people in color you photograph their clothes. When you photograph people in black and white, you photograph their soul!” – Ted Grant

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

“Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop.” – Ansel Adams

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

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

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