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?

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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