Like all other quotes, photography quotes are inspirational because photography itself is so inspirational. It kills boredom, makes people in front of camera smile and behind camera too and not to forget camera is as much necessary as clothes while travelling but photography is field of art and like all other fields of art it is supposed to get better and better with experience and practice but I know there always comes hurdles and barriers that stop you from doing things that you love the most.
So life became boring and in quest of finding happiness you found photography and boom until the moment it also became boring but there is no need to get bored now because below here I have jot down these ultimate photography quotes that won’t just give you chills but also make you to grab your camera and be ready again to get out and rock the game.
So better be ready to enjoy the greatest “photography quotes” from the greatest photographers like Ansel Adams, Richard Avedon, Annie Leibovitz, Yousuf Karsh any many more.
A little Appetizer
“After my kids were born I found myself incorporating my photography into different art endeavors and from there it just blossomed. I have always had to have an outlet for my creativity and when my life became more about raising my family than the bright lights of show business exploring my photo art was a great outlet for me.“ – Angela Cartwright
“Photography to the amateur is recreation, to the professional it is work, and hard work too, no matter how pleasurable it may be.“ – Edward Weston
What Actually Photograph, photographer or photography is?
These are the best picked photography quotes that describe what photography, photograph and photographer is and yes! I am pretty much inspired.
“A picture is a secret about a secret, the more it tells you the less you know.“ – Diane Arbus
“A good snapshot keeps a moment from running away.“ – Eudora Welty
“Photography is all about secrets. The secrets we all have and will never tell.“ – Kim Edwards
“A photograph is a moral decision taken in one eighth of a second.“ – Salman Rushdie
“A photographer is like a cod, which produces a million eggs in order that one may reach maturity.“ – George Bernard Shaw
“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, and the people you have loved.“ – Ansel Adams
“A good photograph is knowing where to stand.“ – Ansel Adams
“The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it.“ – Ansel Adams
“Photography is an austere and blazing poetry of the real.“ – Ansel Adams
“Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art.“ – Ansel Adams
Lots of Ansel Adams quotes right? Well yes! Because go to google and type biggest photographers of all time and tell me the first name that pops in…..I am waiting…… well yes Ansel Adams.
“You don’t take a photograph. You ask, quietly, to borrow it.“ – Unnamed
“Photography has no rules, it is not a sport. It is the result which counts, no matter how it is achieved.“ – Bill Brandt
“Photography must be integrated with the story.“ – James Wong Howe
“The beauty of women was the first expression of my photography.“ – Alberto Korda
“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
“The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people in it do.“ – Andy Warhol
How photography should be done
So now we have had enough photography quotes on what photography is, but how to do it? Well these “photography quotes” will tell you how to rock the photography world.
“Photography must be integrated with the story.“ – James Wong Howe
“Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.“ – Marc Riboud
“Photography is an immediate reaction, drawing is a meditation.“ – Henri Cartier-Bresson
“The camera should be used for a recording of life, for rendering the very substance and quintessence of the thing itself, whether it be polished steel or palpitating flesh.“ – Edward Weston
“The camera is much more than a recording apparatus, it is a medium via which messages reach us from another world.“– Orson Welles
“Look and think before opening the shutter. The heart and mind are the true lens of the camera.“ – Yousuf Karsh
“Photography deals exquisitely with appearances, but nothing is what it appears to be.“ – Duane Michals
“Visual ideas combined with technology combined with personal interpretation equals photography. Each must hold it’s own; if it doesn’t, the thing collapses.“ – Arnold Newman
“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
“A thing that you see in my pictures is that I was not afraid to fall in love with these people.“ – Annie Leibovitz
“I do not object to retouching, dodging or accentuation as long as they do not interfere with the natural qualities of photographic technique.“ – Alfred Stieglitz
“I wish more people felt that photography was an adventure the same as life itself and felt that their individual feelings were worth expressing. To me, that makes photography more exciting.“ – Harry Callahan
“People don’t have time to wait for somebody to paint their portraits anymore. The money is in photography.“ – Robert Mapplethorpe
“So go create. Take photographs in the wood, run alone in the rain and sing your heart out high up on a mountain
where no one will ever hear
and your very existence will be the most hypnotising scar.
Make your life be your art
and you will never be forgotten.“ – Charlotte Eriksson
“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
“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
Motivational Photography quotes
Oh Man! I am motivated. What? You want to be motivated too? Well have a look at these photography quotes.
“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
“The camera sees more than the eye, so why not make use of it?“ – Edward Westoners
“Results are uncertain even among the more experienced photograph.“ – Matthew Brady
“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
“Fortune favors those who work the hardest.“ – Michael Kenna
“My portraits are more about me than they are about the people I photograph.“ – Richard Avedon
“There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.“ – Ansel Adams
“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
“Average artists copy their peers, but the true great artistic gesture lies in the shamelessness of stealing and getting away with it.“ – Dora Maar
“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
“There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.“ – Ansel Adams
“It doesn’t matter if you’re photographing a porter in a market in Marrakech or you’re photographing the king of Morocco. You have the same sympathetic approach to everybody. You be nice to everybody, basically.“ – Albert Watson
Some de-motivational 🙁 Photography Quotes
Nothing left to say period.
“There are no bad pictures; that’s just how your face looks sometimes. – Abraham Lincoln
“All photographs are memento mori. To take a photograph is to participate in another person’s (or thing’s) mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time’s relentless melt.“ – Susan Sontag
“To photograph people is to violate them, by seeing them as they never see themselves, by having knowledge of them that they can never have; it turns people into objects that can be symbolically possessed. Just as a camera is a sublimation of the gun, to photograph someone is a subliminal murder – a soft murder, appropriate to a sad, frightened time.“ – 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. 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
“I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers.“ – Mahatma Gandhi
“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
“Once photography enters your bloodstream, it is like a disease.“ – Unnamed
My Favorite Photography Quotes
“Oh boy! Second one is best of best, wow! Imogen Cunningham.
“In photography, the smallest thing can be a great subject. The little, human detail can become a Leitmotiv.“ – Henri Cartier-Bresson
“Which of the photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow. – Imogen Cunningham
“When I first became interested in photography, I thought it was the whole cheese. My idea was to have it recognized as one of the fine arts. Today I don’t give a hoot in hell about that. The mission of photography is to explain man to man and each man to himself.“ – Edward Steichen
“When you take the picture of the people, you take the picture of the whole stories of their past because every person is nothing but a combination of their entire past stories!“ – Mehmet Murat ildan
“Photographers are writers- Writers are photographers: we catch a glimpse of something beautiful – a flower, a glance, a window – and catch it into our camera or writing lens: add a bit of glimmer, a ghost of shadow, allowing the background to sink into fuzziness while focusing on the sharp beauty; thus, we highlight the romance of life.“ – Pamela Wight
Final words on photography quotes
Definitely Photography quotes come handy like other quotes when you are looking for inspiration but there is one thing beyond each and every photography quote and that is you, yeah you because not even a single photography quote can help you unless you have made your mind to grab your camera and start clicking the hell out of it. Photography quotes are good and one thing more which I am going to add in these photography quotes is that “you have to stop making damn excuses” you have crop body or full frame does not matter, You have Nikon, Canon or Sony well does not matter either. All just matter is that you have to have determination and will and it is not bad to get them from photography quotes. Good Luck!
“Photography has been a passion of mine since I was 15. After my kids were born I found myself incorporating my photography into different art endeavors and from there it just blossomed.“ – Angela Cartwright
“Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again.“ – Henri Cartier-Bresson
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