25 Inspirational Photography Quotes & Sayings

I love photography, taking beautiful photos to capture amazing moment in life. There are many life lessons we can learn from photography, such as:  “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.”

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In this post, Saying Images brings 25 most inspirational photography quotes from famous photographer around the world, check them out!

What photography is about

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Famous Quotes about Photography

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

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

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

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

I always thought good photos were like good jokes. If you have to explain it, it just isn’t that good.

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

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

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

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

How to take a good photo

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

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

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

To photograph is to hold one’s breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It’s at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.

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

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

Inspirational Photography Quotes

Life is like photography. You use the negatives to develop.

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

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

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

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

Sometimes, you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.


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