50 Photography quotes you should know

Here are the 50 most popular photography quotes you should know

  1. Your first 10,000 photos are your worst – Henri Cartier Bresson
  2. If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough- Robert Capa
  3. The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it- Ansel Adams
  4. The best camera is the one that you have with you- Chase Jarvis
  5. Everyone will take 1 great picture . I’ve done better because i’ve taken two- David Bailey
  6. You cannot depend on your eyes if your imagination is out of focus- Mark Twain
  7. A good photographer is knowing where to stand- Ansel Adams
  8. A true photograph need not be explained nor can it be contained in words- Ansel Adams
  9. The most difficult thing for me is a portrait. You have to try and put your camera between the skin of a person and his shirt – Henri Cartier-Bresson
  10. If you can smell the street by looking at the photo, it’s a street photograph- Bruce Gil
  11. I have discovered photography. Now i can kill myself. I have nothing else to learn- Picasso
  12. If you keep your cool, you’ll get everything- Elliot Erwitt
  13. Great photography is about depth of feeling , not depth of field- Peter Adams
  14. Sometimes the simplest pictures are the hardest to get- Neil Leifer
  15. Which of my photographs is my favourite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow- Innogen Cunningham
  16. It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see- Henry David Thoreau
  17. My life is shaped by the urgent need to wander and observe, and my camera is my passport- Steve McCurry
  18. I only use a camera like i use a toothbrush. It does the job – Don McCullin
  19. What i like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce. ― Karl Lagerfeld
  20. When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence. ― Ansel Adams
  21. You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved. ― Ansel Adams
  22. 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
  23. The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera. ― Dorothea Lange
  24. You don’t take a photograph, you make it. ― Ansel Adams
  25. I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers. ― Mahatma Gandhi
  26. There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs. ― Ansel Adams
  27. Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs. ― Ansel Adams
  28. Always seeing something, never seeing nothing, being photographer ― Walter De Mulder
  29. Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer – and often the supreme disappointment. ― Ansel Adams
  30. A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you, the less you know. ― Peter Gasser
  31. 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
  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 want to fly like a Butterfly around this beautiful world, till the last frame of my life and the last click of my heart. ― Biju Karakkonam
  36. 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
  37. A good photograph is like a good wine, they both age well. ― Leslie Dean Brown
  38. The camera basically is a license to explore. ― Jerry Uelsmann
  39. Don’t shoot what it looks like. Shoot what it feels like. ― David Alan Harvey
  40. Photography is the story I fail to put into words. ― Destin Sparks
  41. You’ve got to push yourself harder. You’ve got to start looking for pictures nobody else could take. You’ve got to take the tools you have and probe deeper. – William Albert Allard
  42. I always thought good photos were like good jokes. If you have to explain it, it just isn’t that good. – Anonymous
  43. Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop. – Ansel Adams
  44. 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
  45. Skill in photography is acquired by practice and not by purchase. – Percy W. Harris
  46. 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
  47. What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce. ― Karl Lagerfeld
  48. 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
  49. Photography is love affair with life.- Burk Uzzle
  50. There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are.- Ernst Haas