One doesn’t have to look far to find an inspirational quote about photography. Here are more than 20 of my favorite photography quotes from famous people like Ansel Adams, Andy Warhol, and even Abraham Lincoln.
23 Famous Photography Quotes:
“It is more important to click with people than to click the shutter.”
“Photography is a love affair with life.”
“There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.”
“Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.”
“You don’t take a photograph, you make it.”
“Only photograph what you love.”
“There are no bad pictures; that’s just how your face looks sometimes.”
“There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.”
“If your pictures are not good enough you are not close enough.”
“A good photograph is knowing where to stand.”
“The eye should learn to listen before it looks.”
“I don’t trust words. I trust pictures.”
“Don’t shoot what it looks like. Shoot what it feels like.”
David Alan Harvey
“The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, even when the people in it do.”
“Photography is the story I fail to put into words.”
“I walk, I look, I see, I stop, I photograph.”
“Photography is the beauty of life captured.”
“I didn’t choose photography, photography chose me.”
“It’s not the camera but who’s behind the camera.”
“A camera is a SAVE button for the mind’s eye.”
“I think of photography like therapy.”
“Taking pictures is savoring life intensely every hundredth of a second.”
“A good snapshot keeps a moment from running away.”
My favorite photography quote is the last one. Eudora Alice Welty was an American short story writer and novelist who wrote about the American South. Her novel The Optimist’s Daughter won the Pulitzer Prize in 1973. Wikipedia
Her insight reinforces how photos preserve a moment in time so that anyone can put himself back in the moment when the photograph occurred. As a father of three, I chose the image of the mother and child to represent this quote and remind me that the little moments with my kids are the most important to capture before they are gone.
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