Photography is the story I fail to put into words

~ Destin Sparks

Taking pictures is like tiptoeing into the kitchen late at night and stealing Oreo cookies

~ Diane Arbus

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

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

~ Andy Warhol
Best Photography Quotes

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

I don’t trust words. I trust pictures.

~ Gilles Peress

Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art.

~ Ambrose Bierce

In photography there are no shadows that cannot be illuminated.

~ August Sander

When I photograph, what I’m really doing is seeking answers to things.

~ Wynn Bullock

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

Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow.

~ Imogen Cunningham

Most things in life are moments of pleasure and a lifetime of embarrassment; photography is a moment of embarrassment and a lifetime of pleasure.

~ Tony Benn

If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn’t need to lug around a camera.

~ Lewis Hine

When you photograph a face…you photograph the soul behind it.

~ Jean-Luc Godard

The two most engaging powers of a photograph are to make new things familiar and familiar things new.

~ William Thackeray

I began to realize that the camera sees the world differently than the human eye and that sometimes those differences can make a photograph more powerful than what you actually observed.

~ Galen Rowell
Best Photography Quotes

Your photography is a record of your living, for anyone who really sees.

~ Paul Strand

It is one thing to photograph people. It is another to make others care about them by revealing the core of their humanness.

~ Paul Strand

I take the same picture twice. First, with my heart, then camera.

~ Biju Karakkonam

Whosoever possesses a camera should never know boredom.

~ Wayne Gerard Trotman

Photography is an austere and blazing poetry of the real.

~ Ansel Adams

When the world asks, “what was it like?” Only the photographer can say, “See!

~ Mark Denman

Taking a picture is like giving a piece of your soul away. You allow other people to see the world through your eyes.

~ Katja Michael

My pictures are about making people realize we’ve got to protect those who can’t speak for themselves.

~ Michael “Nick” Nichols

When a photo of a person looks deep into your spirit and tells you a thousand stories….. Stories from your past even before you existed, then the photo is way above any description.

~ Sameh Elsayed

The photographer does the world a great disservice when he leaves his camera at home.

~ Mark Denman

When I make a photograph, I feel that I hold a piece of the universe in my hands.

Paul Chaplo

Regarding the creative: never assume you’re the master, only the student. Your audience will determine if you’re masterful.

~ Don Roff

The cliché comes not in what you shoot but in how you shoot it.

~ David duChemin

My love of photography is melded with the ability to capture what I want to remember in the moment I want to never forget.

~ Devin Dygert
Best Photography Quotes

God creates the beauty. My camera and I are a witness.

~ Mark Denman

In my view, you cannot claim to have seen something until you have photographed it.

~ Émile Zola

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

What can be proved by a photograph can never be by a word.

~ Manthan Vasani

Photography is an itch that won’t go away. No matter how much you scratch it.

~ Dara McGrath

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

When words become unclear, I shall focus on photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.

~ Ansel Adams

The advent of the digital age and the immediacy and convenience of digital video and photography allows people to become an integral part of the feedback loop, which actively shapes the content we are fed.

~ Damian Loeb

Technology has eliminated the basement darkroom and the whole notion of photography as an intense labor of love for obsessives and replaced them with a sense of immediacy and instant gratification.

~ Joe McNally

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

One advantage of photography is that it’s visual and can transcend language.

~ Lisa Kristine

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

~ Martin Parr

Photography is an austere and blazing poetry of the real.

~ Ansel Adams

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

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

You don’t take a photograph. You ask quietly to borrow it.

~ Anonymous

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

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

~ Annie Leibovitz

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

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

~ Andy Warhol

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

Actually, I’m not all that interested in the subject of photography. Once the picture is in the box, I’m not all that interested in what happens next. Hunters, after all, aren’t cooks.

~ Henri Cartier-Bresson

My own eyes are no more than scouts on a preliminary search, or the camera’s eye may entirely change my idea.

~ Edward Weston

If you see something that moves you, and then snap it, you keep a moment.

~ Linda McCartney

When you photograph a face . . .you photograph the soul behind it.

~ Jean-Luc Godard

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

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

~ Matt Hardy

I wish that all of nature’s magnificence, the emotion of the land, the living energy of place could be photographed.

~ Annie Leibovitz

The camera sees more than the eye, so why not make use of it?

~ Edward Weston

My life is shaped by the urgent need to wander and observe, and my camera is my passport.

~ Steve McCurry