Photography Quotes

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

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

“If you can see it, you can shoot it.”

Ted Grant

“Taking an image, freezing a moment, reveals how rich reality truly is.” – Anonymous

“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

“Photographs are just light and time.”

Aza Holmes

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

“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

“Photographers don’t take pictures. They create images.”

Mark Denman

“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

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

“Photography is an immediate reaction, drawing is a meditation.”

Henri Cartier-Bresson

“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

“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 biggest cliche in photography is sunrise and sunset.”

Catherine Opie

“The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.” -Dorothea Lange

“Once you learn to care, you can record images with your mind or on film. There is no difference between the two.” – Anonymous

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

Dorothea Lange

“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

“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 art of photography is all about directing the attention of the viewer.”

Steven Pinker

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

“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

“In the world of photography, you get to share a captured moment with other people.”

James Wilson

“Great photography is about the depth of feeling, not the depth of field.” – Peter Adams

“It’s weird that photographers spend years or even a whole lifetime, trying to capture moments that added together, don’t even amount to a couple of hours.” – James Lalropui Keivom

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