20 Inspiring Photography Quotes

Here are a few photography quotes that you may find inspiring.

  • You don’t take a photograph, you make it. – Ansel Adams
  • If I saw something in my viewfinder that looked familiar to me, I would do something to shake it up. – Garry Winogrand
  • If your photos aren’t good enough, then you’re not close enough. – Robert Capa
  • It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter. – Alfred Eisenstaedt
  • I love the people I photograph. I mean, they’re my friends. I’ve never met most of them or I don’t know them at all, yet through my images I live with them. – Bruce Gilden
  • Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow. – Imogen Cunningham
  • In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality. – Alfred Stieglitz
  • Skill in photography is acquired by practice and not by purchase. – Percy W. Harris
  • Of course it’s all luck. – Henri Cartier-Bresson
  • I am not interested in rules or conventions. Photography is not a sport. — Bill Brandt
  • 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
  • What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce. ― Karl Lagerfeld
  • A lot of photographers think that if they buy a better camera they’ll be able to take better photographs. A better camera won’t do a thing for you if you don’t have anything in your head or in your heart. – Arnold Newman
  • I never have taken a picture I’ve intended. They’re always better or worse. – Diane Arbus
  • If you want to be a better photographer, stand in front of more interesting stuff. – Jim Richardson
  • It can be a trap of the photographer to think that his or her best pictures were the ones that were hardest to get. – Timothy Allen
  • Even though fixed in time, a photograph evokes as much feeling as that which comes from music or dance. Whatever the mode – from the snapshot to the decisive moment to multi-media montage – the intent and purpose of photography is to render in visual terms feelings and experiences that often elude the ability of words to describe. In any case, the eyes have it, and the imagination will always soar farther than was expected. – Ralph Gibson
  • The best images are the ones that retain their strength and impact over the years, regardless of the number of times they are viewed. — Anne Geddes
  • To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting 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
  • There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs. – Ansel Adams

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The Soul Explorer

Very inspiring, indeed!


Great post. It is very true that photographer get trapped into his own space thinking that his or her photograph is the best when there are actually rooms for improvement.






This is so useful for me, thank you so much 🙂


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