Photography Quotes

From photographs we can learn about people in other parts of the world. Photos also reminds us of special people and events in our lives. Millions of people in the world take pictures of their family, friends, events and celebration everyday, it has now become an essential part of any celebration and our daily life.

Photography enriches our lives in many ways, it is a source of great art, lots of great imagery has been captured throughout the century, photography has also given us inspiring thoughts, I hope you will get inspired by some words of wisdom about photography, photographs and photographers that I have compiled.

You don't take a photograph. You ask, quietly, to borrow it - Author Unknown

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  • A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know - Diane Arbus
  • There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs - Ansel Adams
  • 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 Sussman
  • There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer. - Ansel Adams
  • Results are uncertain even among the more experienced photographers. - Matthew Brady
  • The negative is the equivalent of the composer's score and the print the performance. - Ansel Adams
  • I began to realize that the camera sees the world differently than the human eye and that sometimes those differences can make a photograph more powerful than what you actually observed - Galen Rowell
  • Buying a Nikon doesn't make you a photographer.  it makes you a Nikon owner. - Author Unknown
  • A photograph is like a recipe- a memory the finished dish. - Carrie Latet
  • You don't take a photograph, you make it. -Ansel Adams

 

 

Not everybody trust paintings but people believe photographs - Ansel Adams

  • In photography there is a reality so subtle that it beomes more real than reality - Alfred Stieglitz
  • The two most engaging powers of a photograph are to make new things familiar and familiar things new. - William Thackeray
  • The more you photograph, the more you realize what can and what can't be photographed. You just have to keep doing it. - Eliot Porter
  • When you photograph a face . . .you photograph the soul behind it. - Jean -Luc Godard
  • The camera is much more than a recording apparatus, it is a medium via which messages reach us from another world - Orson Welles
  • If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn't need to lug around a camera. - Lewis Hine
  • A great photograph is a full expression of what one feels about what is being photographed in the deepest sense and is, thereby, a true expression of what one feels about life in its entirety. - Ansel Adams

The camera can photograph thought. -Dirk Bogarde

 

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A good snapshot stops a moment from running away - Eudora Welty

No matter how advanced your camera, you still need to be responsible for getting it to the right place at the right time and pointing it in the right direction to get the photo you want - Ken Rockwell
No matter how advanced your camera, you still need to be responsible for getting it to the right place at the right time and pointing it in the right direction to get the photo you want - Ken Rockwell
  • Kodak sells film, but they don't advertise film; they advertise memories - Theodore Levitt
  • The camera sees more than the eye, so why not make use of it? -Edward Weston
  • Once photography enters your bloodstream, it is like a disease. - Anonymous
  • Photography has no rules, it is not a sport. It is the result which counts, no matter how it is achieved. - Bill Brandt
  • Character, like photograph, develops in darkness. - Yousuf Karsh

The heart and mind are the true lens of the camera. - Yousuf Karsh

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Dolores Monet 7 years ago from East Coast, United States

great quotes, not long ago i saw some original Ansel Adams photographs and they had a mytical quality, i just could not stop looking


TreeHugga 7 years ago

Inspirational words indeed!


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nikki1 6 years ago

Love ur photos.


Wild cherry 6 years ago

These two are my favorites:

A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.

Character, like photograph, develops in darkness.

Brilliant! Thank you for sharing :))


Slimeface 6 years ago

I really like the Bill Brandt quote!


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RNMSN 6 years ago from Tucson, Az

great hub!! Thank you for making me want to get my camera out again!!!love to you, bb


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jose 77 6 years ago

picture tell a million words when its a picture from the heart / written by thepreachermanjose@yahoo.com


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lilly_dens 6 years ago

I like it :)


najeed006 6 years ago

so true

Buying a Nikon doesn't make you a photographer. it makes you a Nikon owner. - Author Unknown

Mnk


tara 5 years ago

If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn't need to lug around a camera.

love


Marikristil Lee 5 years ago

its nice!! :) quotes and photos are awesome


hub 5 years ago

The goal is to change the photographer, not the subjects


Unknown Author 5 years ago

The goal is not to change your subjects, but for the subject to change the photographer.

doesn' that sound better?


Person Unknown 5 years ago

Everyone has a photographic memory, but not everyone has film. ~Author Unknown


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Lovelli 5 years ago from Canterbury UK

'The camera sees more than the eye' - oh how true and what a delight it is to discover that extra vision. Taking photos has trained my observation skills. I now see beauty everywhere - yes everywhere!


abhinav misra 5 years ago

i believe in another good one " photography is like painting with light".


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Fossillady 5 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

Great hub, Didn't get through all the quotes, but will bookmark and definitely return! Lately, I have renewed my passion for photography and all these quotes inspire me! Nice to meet you MJoyce from Australia!!


Photographer-Houston 5 years ago

A great photograph is a full expression of what one feels about what is being photographed in the deepest sense and is, thereby, a true expression of what one feels about life in its entirety.

This may have a truth in it. Can you write some more?

I also agree with abhinav misra "photography is like painting with light."

I love this hub.


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Fluffy77 5 years ago from Enterprise, OR

Great quotes, and very lovely photo's. An inspiring hub, thanks!


mymjo 4 years ago

Very thanks for this article of photography;

"from my heart and see trought from eye so click by my hand to make a picture": mymjo


Tony Withers 4 years ago

Brilliant collection and food for thought indeed.


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travel-O-grapher 4 years ago from Dhaka, Bangladesh

good collection of photography quotes! to take a photograph is to freeze a moment in time in the perspective of the photographer


Paul Hames 4 years ago

There are three things needed to be a great photographer. In this order.

1. You and your keen eye

2. A great lens

3. A camera to make the shot

Paul Hames


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fotoviva 4 years ago from Swansea

Nice list of photography quotes, I'm off to think of my own now!


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sjwalsh 4 years ago from Brookline, MA

I always love reading photographer quotes, even the same ones several times. As a photographer myself, it is a great source of inspiration and motivation to get out and take photos every day! Thank you for sharing these.


sow 3 years ago

thanq for your sugggestion

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