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Best 65 Inspirational Photography Quotes

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Written by funkar

Photography Quotes

In this post, you’ll see some of the most inspirational and mindblowing Photography quotes you will ever see.

Abbott, Ansel Adams, Arnold Newman, Robert Kapa, Imogen Cunningham … magical photographers who, among many others, are always a safe place to go for inspiration.

Many of his photos are among the most famous and admired in the history of photography. They have left us a great photographic legacy, but also phrases to remember that can inspire us.

In today’s article, I intend to show you some of there most famous phrases and that through them you can be inspired and enjoy photography more.

Quote 01

“Which of my photos is my favorite photograph, one that I’m going to do tomorrow.”

Imogen Cunningham

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Do not lose your enthusiasm and face every day that you take your camera as the day you will get your best picture.


Quote 02

“Nothing happens while you’re sitting at home, I always like to take a camera with me everywhere, so I can shoot what interests me at the right time.”

Elliot Erwitt

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Take your camera whenever you can, maybe when you least expect it, a great photograph will appear.


Quote 03

“You have to ask yourself more, you have to start looking for pictures that nobody else can do, you have to take your tools and go further.”

William Albert Allard

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Develop your own style, show reality as only you know how to see it. Take advantage of everything you know about photography and technique and use it to achieve different results.


Quote 04

“Be bold, be different, be impractical, be anything that ensures your goal and your imaginative vision in front of the safe players, the common creatures, the slaves of the ordinary.”

Peter Lindbergh

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Quote 05

“If your photographs are not good enough, it’s because you’re not close enough.”

Robert Capa

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Do not be afraid. Come and try from different distances and points of focus, your photographs will thank you.


Quote 06.

“Your first 10,000 photographs will be your worst photographs.”

Henri Cartier-Bresson

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Persevere, study, practice, reflect, come to photography 10.001 and 10.101 and to … and you will see how little by little you will become a better photographer.


Quote 07

“The most important thing is not the camera, but the eye.”

Alfred Eisenstaedt

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Quote 08

“Many photographers think that if they buy a better camera they will be able to take better pictures, a better camera will not do anything for you if there is nothing in your head or in your heart.”

Arnold Newman

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Do not get obsessed with having the last camera on the market. Take advantage of what you have and work to make the most of it and show everything you have inside.


Quote 09.

“You become a photographer when you have overcome the concerns of learning and in your hands, the camera becomes an extension of yourself, then creativity begins.”

Carl Mydans

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Study the technique, practice and know your camera. Only then will you be able to dominate your camera and make the most of it and that she does not dominate you.


Quote 10

“If you know how to wait, people will forget about your camera and then your soul will come out.”

Steve McCurry

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A fantastic piece of advice for social and even portrait photography. Magnificent to achieve natural results, thanks to the photographer has managed to go unnoticed.


 Also Read: Photography Ideas for Creative Photographs

Quote 11

“Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an infinite variety of opinions, interpretations and performances.”

Ansel Adams

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Quote 12

“Photography is a tool to deal with things that everyone knows but nobody pays attention to, my photographs are meant to represent something that you do not see.”

Emmet Gowin

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Quote 13.

“Through my photography I can speak in a more intricate and profound way than through words.” Richard Avedon

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 Photography has a huge and profound expressive force. Use it to communicate and transmit everything you want. Of course, sometimes you will get it, and in others, you will get interpretations completely away from what you intended. That is the magic of photography.


Quote 14.

 “If I saw something through my viewer that was familiar to me, I would do something to change it.”

Garry Winogrand

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Look for different results in your images, do not follow the guidelines, break the conventions and transform the reality.


Quote 15.

 “Memory does not save movies, save photographs.”

Milan Kundera

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Find the snapshot that lasts in your memory and that of everyone who sees it. For me, this phrase sums up the greater power of photography compared to video. And the main motivation for which I dedicate so much time to her: to keep a multitude of moments in my memory.


Quote 16.

 “There are always two people in each painting: the photographer and the viewer.”

Ansel Adams

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Quote 17.

“Photography is the art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place. I’ve realized that it has little to do with the things you see and a lot with how you see them. “

Elliott Erwitt

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Quote 18.

“Photographing is placing the head, the eye and the heart on the same axis.”

Henri Cartier-Bresson

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Quote 19.

 “A good photographer must love life more than his own photography.”

Joel Strasser

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Quote 20.

“When you photograph a person in color, you photograph his clothes, when you do it in black and white, he photographs his soul.”

Ted Grant

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Quote 21.

“Photography could be that dim light that modestly will help us change things.”

Eugene Smith

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Quote 22.

“The limitations of photography are in oneself because what we see is what we are. If beauty were not in us, how could we recognize it? “

Ernst Haas

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Quote 23.

My portraits are more about me than what they are about the people I photograph. “

Richard Avedon

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Quote 24.

 “I am always chasing the light. Light makes the ordinary magical. “

Trent Parke

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Quote  25.

 “A photograph is a secret about a secret, the more you count the less you know.”

Diane Arbus

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Quote  26.

“The skill in photography is acquired with practice, and not buying.”

Percy W. Harris

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Quote 27.

“I did not write the rules, why should I follow them?”

Eugene Smith

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Quote 28.

 “If I could put it in words, I would not go every day loaded with my camera.”

 Lewis Hine

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Quote 29.

“Photography is the only language that can be understood and understood throughout the world.” Bruno Barbey

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Quote 30.

“When I’m taking pictures, what I’m really doing is looking for answers to things.”

 Wynn Bullock

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Quote 31.

 “Photography, as we know, is not true. It is an illusion of reality with which we create our own private world. “

Arnold Newman

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Quote 32.

“Photography is like life, what does it mean? I do not know, but it leaves an impression, a feeling, I am distrusted by people who know what life means. “

Leonard Freed

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Quote 33.

 “The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.”

Dorothea Lange

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Quote 34.

“What people do you like to photograph?” My answer is “those I love, those I admire, and those who hate me.”

 Arnold Newman

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Quote 35.

 “The best images are those that retain their strength and impact over the years, despite the number of times they are seen.”

Anne Geddes

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Quote 36.

“If you want to be a better photographer, stand in front of more interesting things.”

 Jim Richardson

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Quote 37.

“I’m always mentally photographing everything to practice.”

Minor White

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Quote 38.

“In the eye of my mind, I visualize a detail. The view and the sensation will appear in a print. If it excites me, there is a good chance that it will make a good photograph. It’s an intuitive sense, a capacity that comes from a lot of practice. “

Ansel Adams

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Quote 39.

“The important thing is to see what is invisible to others.”

 Robert Frank

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Quote 40.

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

Alfred Stieglitz

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Quote 41

“Stop managing you time. Start managing your focus”

Robin Sharma

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Quote 42.

“There are no rules for good photographs, they are just good photographs.”

Ansel Adams

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Quote 43.

“Nobody escapes the fascination that photography produces. It’s like a magic box. “

Ouka Leele

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Quote 44.

 “The main instrument of a photographer is his eyes. Oddly enough, many photographers choose to use the eyes of another photographer, be it from the past or the present, instead of their own. These photographers are blind. “

Manuel Álvarez Bravo

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Quote 45.

“I want to make portraits as intense as people.”

Richard Avedon

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Quote 46.

“The camera does not make a difference. Everyone can register what you are seeing. But you have to see. “

Ernst Haas

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Quote 47.

“A good photograph is obtained knowing where to stand.”

Ansel Adams

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Quote 48.

“The heart and the mind are the true lens of the camera.”

Yousuf Karsh

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Quote 49.

“The camera is a sketchbook, an instrument for intuition and spontaneity.”

Henri Cartier-Bresson

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Quote 50.

 “The important thing is not how the photographer looks at the world, but his intimate relationship with him.”

Antoine D’Agata

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Quote 51.

 “The most magnificent thing about the photographs is that they can produce images that incite emotion based on a single theme.”

Brassai

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Quote 52.

“Describing is destroying, suggesting is creating.”

 Robert Doisneau

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Quote 53.

 “To shoot a photo I need to get excited.”

Cristina García RoderoPhotography quotes


Quote 54.

“It’s more important to click with people than with the camera.”

Alfred Eisenstaedt

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Quote 55.

 “And if you ever write my epitaph, I hope you do not say that I lost three members, but simply that Giles Duley was a photographer. Because that’s what I am. “

Giles Duley

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Quote 56.

“Photographing is appropriating the photographed.”

 Susan Sontag

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Quote 57.

“Photography is more than a means to effectively communicate ideas. It’s a creative art. “

Ansel Adams

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Quote 58.

 “I’m not interested in photography but in life.”

Henri Cartier-Bresson

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Quote 59.

“No need to resort to tricks to take photos. You do not have to make anyone pose before the camera. The photos are there, waiting for you to do them. The truth is the best photography, the best propaganda. “

Robert Capa

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Quote 60.

 “Today everything exists to culminate in a photograph.”

Susasn Sontag

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Quote 61.

“Character, like photography, is revealed in darkness.”

Yousuf Karsh

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Quote 62.

 “Seeing is not enough, you have to feel what you are photographing.”

 André Kertesz

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Quote 63.

“Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communication, offers an infinite variety of opinions, interpretations and performances.”

Ansel Adam

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Quote 64.

“The main instrument of a photographer are his eyes. Oddly enough, many photographers choose to use the eyes of another photographer, be it from the past or the present, instead of their own. These photographers are blind “

Manuel Álvarez Bravo

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Quote 65.

 “Photography is, at the same moment, the simultaneous recognition of the significance of an event and the rigorous organization of the visually perceived forms that express and signify that fact”

 Henri Cartier-Bresson

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A good compilation, right? However, there are hundreds of famous phrases (many more than we have collected) that can stimulate us and push us to improve, do you know any? Tell us and help us make this article more inspiring and make us take the camera with determination and enthusiasm every day.

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