As a photographer, it is quite important that you get inspired all the time. It can really help you to improve your creative skills when it comes to photography.I will share 121 inspirational photography quotes, which you can go through, even if you are not a photographer, to get inspired and click pictures. These are the best photography quotes which you will come across.

At times, photography can become strenuous and boring. You can just go through these quotes from famous photographers and writers to get inspired and continue your journey. 

121 Inspirational Photography Quotes

My Favourite 10 Photography Quotes

1. “Great photography is about depth of feeling, not depth of field.” — Peter Adams

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

3. “Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph.” Matt Hardy

4. “If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.”Robert Capa

5. “My pictures are my eyes. I photograph what I see – and what I want to see.” – Mario Testino

6. “The best camera is the one that’s with you.”Chase Jarvis

7. “To me, photography must suggest, not insist or explain.”Brassai

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8. “Which of the photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow.” — Imogen Cunningham

9. “It’s important to take bad pictures. It’s the bad ones that have to do with what you’ve never done before. They can make you recognize something you hadn’t seen in a way that will make you recognize it when you see it again.”Diane Arbus

10. “I didn’t choose photography, photography chose me.”- Gerardo Suter

Now, we are done with my favourite 10 photography quotes, which i feel are the best ones. So, let us have a look at the remaining quotes.

Next Set of 50 Photography Quotes

11. “A good photograph is knowing where to stand.”Ansel Adams

12. “Be yourself. I much prefer seeing something, even it is clumsy, that doesn’t look like somebody else’s work.”William Klein

13. “Quit trying to find beautiful objects to photograph. Find the ordinary objects so you can transform it by photographing it.”Morley Baer

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14.“Seeing is not enough; you have to feel what you photograph.”Andre Kertesz

15. “I’m just interested in what makes a photograph.”Mary Ellen Mark

16. “We Take Photographs as a return Ticket to a moment otherwise gone.”Katie Thurmes

17.“For me, the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity.” – Henri Cartier-Bresson

18. “Photography deals exquisitely with appearances, but nothing is what it appears to be.”Duane Michals

19. “Anything more than 500 yards from the car just isn’t photogenic.”– Edward Weston

20. “Best wide-angle lens? Two steps backward. Look for the ‘ah-ha’.”– Ernst Haas

21. “Photography is a language more universal than words.”– Minor White

22. “My life is shaped by the urgent need to wander and observe, and my camera is my passport.” Steve McCurry

23. “Photograph the world as it is. Nothing’s more interesting than reality.” Mary Ellen Mark

24. “There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment.” – Robert Frank

25.“A tear contains an ocean. A photographer is aware of the tiny moments in a persons life that reveal greater truths.”Anon

26. “If you can smell the street by looking at the photo, it’s a street photograph.” Bruce Gilden

27. “In the world of photography, you get to share a captured moment with other people.”James Wilson

28. “Photography can light up darkness and expose ignorance.”Lewis Hine

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29. “A picture is worth a thousand words.”Arthur Brisbane

30. “If a photographer cares about the people before the lens and is compassionate, much is given. It is the photographer, not the camera, that is the instrument.”Eve Arnold

31. “What makes photography a strange invention is that its primary raw materials are light and time.”John Berger

32. “What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.” Karl Lagerfeld

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

34. “You just have to live and life will give you pictures.”Henri Cartier Bresson

35. “Since I’m inarticulate, I express myself with images.”Helen Levitt

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

37. “The eye should learn to listen before it looks.”- Robert Frank

38. “Photography is a small voice, at best, but sometimes one photograph, or a group of them, can lure our sense of awareness.” W. Eugene Smith

39. “If each photograph steals a bit of the soul, isn’t it possible that I give up pieces of mine every time I take a picture.”Richard Avedon

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

41. “When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.”- Ansel Adams

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42. “Photography is the only language that can be understood anywhere in the world.” – Bruno Barbey

43. “A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.” Ansel Adams

44. “Ultimately photography is about who you are. It’s the truth in relation to yourself. And seeking truth becomes a habit.” – Leonard Freed

45. “When I photograph, what I’m really doing is seeking answer to things.” – Wynn Bullock

46. “Skill in photography is acquired by practice and not by purchase.” – Percy W. Harris

 47.“In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.”Alfred Stieglitz

48. “Photography is about finding out what can happen in the frame. When you put four edges around some facts, you change those facts.”Garry Winogrand

49. “There is a vast difference between taking a picture and making a photograph.” – Robert Heinecken. 

50. “It is always the instantaneous reaction to oneself that produces a photograph.” Robert Frank

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

52. “Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art.” – Ansel Adams

53. “The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it.” – Ansel Adams

54. “To consult the rules of composition before making a picture is a little like consulting the law of gravitation before going for a walk.” – Edward Weston

55. “A photograph can be an instant of life captured for eternity that will never cease looking back at you.” Briggiet Bardot

56. “To photograph is to confer importance”Susan Sontag

57. “My portraits are more about me than they are about the people I photograph.” Richard Avedon

58. “You can look at a picture for a week and never think of it again. You can also look at a picture for a second and think of it all your life.” – Joan Miro

59. “If Photoshop is the answer, you’re asking the wrong question.”Dean Farrell

60. “Wherever there is light, one can photograph.”- Alfred Stieglitz

Final Set of 61 Photography Quotes

Best Photography Quotes

61. “The camera sees more than the eye, so why not make use of it.”Edward Weston

62. “A photograph is like arecipie memory of the finished dish.” Carrie Latet

63. “For me, documentary photography has always come with great responsibility. Not just to tell the story honestly and with empathy, but also to make sure the right people hear it. When you photograph somebody who is in pain or discomfort, they trust you to make sure the images will act as their advocate.”Giles Duley

64. “The pictures are there, and you just take them.”Robert Capa

65. “Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.”Marc Riboud

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

67. “In photography there are no shadows that cannot be illuminated.”- August Sander

68. “A photographer is like a cod, which produces a million eggs in order that one may reach maturity.”George Bernad Shaw

69. “The art of photography is all about directing the attention of the viewer.”- Steven Pinker

70. “A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.”Edward Steichen

71. “Sometimes one waits too long for the perfect moment before snapping the picture. You never realize that you needed was to change perspective.”Miguel Syjuco.

72. “A picture is a secret about a secret, the more it tells you the less you know.” Diane Arbus

73. “The whole point of taking pictures is so that you don’t have to explain things with words.”Elliot Erwitt

74. “Don’t pack up your camera until you’ve left the location.”Joe McNally

75. “If you want to be a better photographer, stand in front of more interesting stuff.” Jim Richardson

76. “Your photography is a record of your living, for anyone who really sees.”Paul Strand

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

78. “Regarding the creative: never assume you’re the master, only the student. Your audience will determine if you’re masterful.” Don Roff

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

80. “The painter constructs, the photographer discloses.”Susan Sontag

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81. “Only photograph what you love.” Tim Walker

82. “The biggest cliché in photography is sunrise and sunset.”Catherine Opie

83. “A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you, the less you know.”Peter Gasser

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

85. “The two most engaging powers of a photograph are to make new things familiar and familiar things new.”William Thackeray

86. “We don’t learn from our good images; we learn from the ones that can be improved on.”Jen Rozenbaum

87. “We are making photographs to understand what our lives mean to us.” Ralph Hattersley.

88. “A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.”Edward Steichen

89. “The best thing about a picture us that it never changes, even when the people do.” Andy Warhol

90. “One doesn’t stop seeing. One doesn’t stop framing, It doesn’t turn off and turn on. Its on all the time” Annie Leibovitz

91. “There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer” Ansel Adams

92. “Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art.” Ambrose Bierce

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93. “I don’t trust words. I trust pictures.”Gilles Peress

94. “Every other artist begins with a blank canvas, a piece of paper the photographer begins with the finished product.”Edward Steichen

95. “Photography records the gamut of feelings written on the human face, the beauty of the earth and skies that man has inherited, and the wealth and confusion man has created. It is a major force in explaining man to man.” Edward Steichen

96. “No photographer is as good as the simplest camera.” Edward Steichen

97. “The photograph is an undeniably powerful medium. Free from the constraints of language, and harnessing the unique qualities of a single moment frozen in time.”Steve McCurry

98. “I’ve always believed that photography is a way to shape human perception.”James Balog

99. “If you want to be a photographer, first leave home”Steve McCurry

100. “A camera is a Save button for the mind’s eye.” Roger Kingsto

101. “There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.” Ansel Adams

102. “Photography is a way of putting distance between myself and the work which sometimes helps me to see more clearly what it is that I have made.” Andy Goldsworthy

103. “To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s 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.” Elliot Erwitt

104. “Photography helps people to see.”Berinice Abbott

105. “Photography is my one recreation and I think it should be done well.” – Lewis Carroll

106. “The first 10,000 photographs are your worst.” Henri Cartier Bresson

So, from the above photography quote, it is quite clear that you ned good amount of practice to be a better photographer.

107. “Photography is a love affair with life.”Burk Uzzle

108. “People say photographs doesn’t lie, but mine do.” David LaChapelle

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109. “A camera didn’t make a great picture anymore than a typewriter wrote a great novel”Peter Adams

110. “One should really use the camera as though tomorrow you’d be stricken blind.” Dorothea Lange

111. “The only photographer you should compare yourself to is the one you used to be.”Unknown

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

113. “Light makes photography. Embrace Light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know Light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography.”George Eastman

114. “A photograph is the pause button on life.” – Ty Holland

115. “I think good dreaming is what leads to good photographs.” Wayne Miller

116. “It is not enough to photograph the obviously picturesque.”Doraothea Lange

117. “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

118. “A photograph is a moment- when you press the button, it will never come back.”Rene Burri

119. “A window covered with raindrops interests me more than a photograph of a famous person.” Saul Leiter

120. “I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn’t photograph them.” Diane Arbus

121.“Everything is a subject. Every subject has a rhythm. To feel it is the raison deter. The photograph is a fixed moment of such a raison deter, which lives on in itself.” Andre Kertesz

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