Best Photography Quotes of all Times

We have put together the 50 best photography quotes of all times by photography masters. Please let us know if we forgot any, and your favorite ones on the comments below. Which one is your favorite?

Best Photography Quotes of all Times  NYC Photo by Edin Chavez

1.“It’s not the photographer who makes the picture, but the person being photographed.”
– Sebastiao Salgado

 

2.“The best fashion show is definitely on the street. Always has been, and always will be.”
– Bill Cunningham

 

3.“Photography is a language more universal than words.”
– Minor White

 

4.“You don’t take a photograph, you make it.”
– Ansel Adams

 

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

 

6.“Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.”
― Henri Cartier-Bresson

 

7.“The Earth is Art, The Photographer is only a Witness ”
― Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Earth from Above

 

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

 

9.“Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs.”
― Ansel Adams

 

10.“The painter constructs, the photographer discloses.”
― Susan Sontag, On Photography

 

11.“Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer – and often the supreme disappointment. ”
― Ansel Adams

 

12.“The best camera is the one that’s with you.”
– Chase Jarvis

 

13.“When I have a camera in my hand, I know no fear.”
– Alfred Eisenstaedt

 

14.“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

 

15.“Since I’m inarticulate, I express myself with images.”
– Helen Levitt

 

16. “To photograph: it is to put on the same line of sight the head, the eye and the heart.”
― Henri Cartier-Bresson

 

17.“A photograph shouldn’t be just a picture, it should be a philosophy.”
― Amit Kalantri

 

18.“Women that can work a camera with ease often work men just as effortlessly for both require the same commitment to vanity and manipulation.”
― Tiffany Madison

 

19.“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

 

20.“Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow.”
– Imogen Cunningham

 

21.“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

 

22.“To consult the rules of composition before making a picture is a little like consulting the law of gravitation before going for a walk.”
― Edward Weston

 

23.“Patience is the essence of clicking great Photographs!!”
― Abhijeet Sawant

 

24.“Photography is a magical kind of art that allows people to preserve time and moments, and to describe the world the way they see it.”
― Sahara Sanders

 

25.“Photograph the world as it is. Nothing’s more interesting than reality.”
– Mary Ellen Mark

 

26.“A photograph is a click away. A good photograph is a hundred clicks away and a better one, a thousand clicks away”
― Kowtham Kumar K

 

27.“Still photographs are the most powerful weapon in the world. People believe them, but photographs do lie, even without manipulation. They are only half-truths.”
― Eddie Adams

 

28.“No, you don’t shoot things. You capture them. Photography means painting with light. And that’s what you do. You paint a picture only by adding light to the things you see.”
― Katja Michael

 

29.“For me, the subject of the picture is always more important than the picture.”
― Diane Arbus

 

30.“It is no accident that the photographer becomes a photographer any more than the lion tamer becomes a lion tamer.”
― Dorothea Lange

 

31.“Photography is simultaneously and instantaneously the recognition of a fact and the rigorous organization of visually perceived forms that express and signify that fact”
― Henri Cartier-Bresson

 

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

 

33.“I don’t trust words. I trust pictures.”
― Gilles Peress

 

34.“Pictures put you in front of a reality that most of the times you don’t want to see, don’t want to know about, don’t want to get involved.”
― Oliviero Toscani

 

35.“I have a photographic memory. Especially for nudes.”
― Jarod Kintz

 

36.“if you have the tools but do not have the visual concept, the tools do not work”
― Betty Poluk

 

37.“There’s a huge difference between what we picture and the original image.”
― Shihab Kazi

 

38.“If you want to learn what someone fears losing, watch what they photograph.”
― Anonymous

 

39.“Your most important gear is your eye, heart and soul.”
― Marius Vieth

 

40.“Nature is a picture waiting to be taken.”
― Katja Michael

 

41. “Photographers are violent people. First they frame you, then they shoot you, then they hang you on the wall.”
― Anonymous

 

42.“It’s amazing how photography can capture just a split second of something exquisite.”
― Kiera Cass, The Prince

 

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

 

44.“First rule to be a photographer, you have to be invisible.”
― Sameh Talhamy

 

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

 

46.“Bad decisions create a good lessons, photos however create a good stories.”
― Solita

 

47.“Life is like photography. You need the negatives to develop.”
― Ziad K. Abdelnour

 

48.“My job as a portrait photographer is to seduce, amuse and entertain.”
― Helmut Newton

 

49.“PHOTOGRAPHY is the best way, where you can SAVE your sweet PAST.”
― aman verma

 

50.“Photography is not something you retire from.”
― Annie Leibovitz

About the Author

Edin Chavez
Travel junkie, animal lover, troublemaker, daydreamer and a bit obsessed with my camera. Addicted to documentaries, coffee, hot sauce, and blue cheese.
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