Photographer Quotes

Best photographer quotes that inspire, motivate and to think about.

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Inspiring quotes

” Photography is the story I fail to put into words. ” – Destin Sparks

” There is one thing the photo must contain – the humanity of the moment. ” – Robert Frank

” I go and get the camera and do it. Photography is a medium in which if you don’t do it then, very often you don’t do it at all, because it doesn’t happen twice. ” – Paul Strand

” It is my intention to present – through the medium of photography – intuitive observations of the natural world which may have meaning to the spectators. ” – Ansel Adams

” If you see something that moves you, and then snap it, you keep a moment. ” – Linda McCartney

” Photography has been my way of bearing witness to the joy I find in seeing the extraordinary in ordinary. ” – Harold Feinstein

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

” Photographs open doors into the past, but they also allow a look into the future.” – Sally Mann

” My camera is my passport. ” – Steve McCurry

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

Photographer quotes to think about

” I don’t trust words. I trust pictures. ” – Gilles Peress

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

” Photography has no rules, it is not a sport. It is the result which counts, no matter how it is achieved. ” – Bill Brandt

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

” I didn’t choose photography, photography chose me. ” – Gerardo Suter

” Don’t shoot what it looks like. Shoot what it feels like. ” – David Alan Harvey

” The earth is Art, the Photographer is only a Witness.” – Yann Arthus Bertrand

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

” A good photographer records; a great photographer reveals.” – Skyler Reid

” It is the photographer, not the camera, that is the instrument.” – Eve Arnold

” Look and think before opening the shutter. The heart and mind are the true lens of the camera. ” – Yousuf Karsh

” A good snapshot keeps a moment from running away. ” – Eudora Welty

” Photographing is an emotional thing, a graceful thing. Photography allows me to wander with a purpose. ” – Leonard Freed

” 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

” The eye should learn to listen before it looks. ” – Robert Frank

” 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

” To me, photography is 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

Quotes to motivate

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

” Only photograph what you love. ” – Tim Walker

” It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter. ” – Alfred Eisenstaedt

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

” The artist’s world is limitless. It can be found anywhere far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep. ” – Paul Strand

” Every artist has a central story to tell, and the difficulty, the impossible task, is trying to present that story in pictures. ” – Gregory Crewdson

” One should not only photograph things for what they are, but for what else they are. ” – Minor White

” One doesn’t stop seeing. One doesn’t stop framing. It doesn’t turn off and turn on. It’s on all the time. ” – Annie Leibovitz

” No place is boring if you’ve had a full night’s sleep and have a pocket full of unexposed film. ” – Robert Adams

” 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

” 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. ” – Dianne Arbus

” John Loengard, the picture editor at Life, always used to tell me, ‘If you want something to look interesting, don’t light all of it. ” – Joe McNally